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noun as in sultriness

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Zwicky said he had pushed the company to speak out more forcefully against the potentially oppressive technology and that he chose to abruptly resign because he believed the company was only interested in making the story go away.

Irene has only sought out the Drayton as a temporary refuge from the oppressive heat.

At it’s worst, it creates an oppressive sense of a constant present.

I love you to oppressiveness—I, who have never before felt more than a pleasant passing fancy for any woman I have ever seen.

The kind of emotion which this examination, joined to the oppressiveness of the air, occasioned, was choking the baron.

There was a curious oppressiveness in the air, too, and more than one found difficulty in breathing.

Poor, highly strung Sue Bridehead, with her neurotic temperament, could not throw off the oppressiveness of the old house.

The Marine band struck the first notes of the National Hymn amid a silence whose oppressiveness could be felt.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oppressiveness, such as: evaporation, moisture, clamminess, dampness, dankness, and dew.

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