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synonyms for repressive

  • coercive
  • restrictive
  • constraining
  • forbidding
  • governing
  • prohibiting
  • suppressive
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We may worry about what obstacles they’ll run into while living in such a repressive time.
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In Afghanistan we kicked out the Taliban because we said, not incorrectly, that they were harboring al-Qaeda who had seriously hurt our people and were also horrible and repressive.
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Since becoming president of Belarus in 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has built Europe’s most repressive police state and ruthlessly used his power to stay in office as a dictator.
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To repressive regimes — including many in the Middle East — a failure of Tunisia’s experiment will be used to remind those seeking change that democracy isn’t the panacea they think it is.
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Their goal was to intimidate the media and prevent coverage of the civil rights movement and local officials’ repressive and often brutal responses to it.
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Human rights groups consider Eritrea’s government one of the most repressive in the world, and thousands attempt to flee and seek asylum every year.
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It’s more her association with this repressive organization that worries me and how it will impact her ability to be impartial knowing what I grew up with and the mind-set.
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Hongmei grew up during the Cultural Revolution, a child of the country at its most repressive.
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There’s a direct line from this sort of deliberately induced political hysteria to violent, repressive crackdowns on progressive dissent.
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If that was the true goal of Hamzah’s detention — to silence him, and the Jordanian public in the process — then it fits an increasingly repressive pattern by Abdullah.
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WORDS RELATED TO REPRESSIVE

  • excessive
  • exorbitant
  • expensive
  • extortionate
  • financial means conditional
  • forbidding
  • high-priced
  • limiting
  • preposterous
  • preventing
  • prohibiting
  • proscriptive
  • repressive
  • restraining
  • sky-high
  • steep
  • suppressive
  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressing
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.