repressively


repressively

adjective

  1. tending or serving to repress: repressive laws.

adjective

  1. acting to control, suppress, or restrain
  2. subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French repressif, from Latin repress-, past participle stem of reprimere (see repress). Related: Repressively.

adj.

  1. Causing or inclined to cause repression.

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