Synonym of repressive

Alternative for repressive

Synonym: inhibitory, repressing,

Adjective

Serving to repress or suppress
severe tough undemocratic authoritarian coercive despotic dictatorial harsh oppressive tyrannical anti-democratic autocratic fascist totalitarian tyrannous absolute brutal cruel dominating draconian iron-fisted strict suppressive constraining exploitive forbidding governing illiberal prohibiting restrictive arbitrary bossy domineering imperious overbearing peremptory high-handed authoritative masterful dogmatic rigid monocratic autarchic overweening inflexible tyrannic autocratical doctrinaire arrogant czarist tsarist magisterial heavy-handed one-party unyielding ruthless summary haughty willful wilful fascistic absolutist iron-handed lordly dystopian unlimited uncontrolled Neronian stern demanding pompous cocky pushy ironhanded high and mighty disciplinarian all-powerful commanding unaccountable unconstitutional single-party monolithic Stalinist merciless communist total totalistic unrestrained drastic downright proscriptive restraining pushing driving czarlike no joke flat-out no ifs ands or buts straight out officious punitive swingeing stringent prohibitory relentless extreme hard dogmatical pitiless exorbitant rough austere firm egotistic dictative clamorous imperative crack-the-whip proud inhibitory binding narrow limiting traditional classical customary insistent pontifical enforceable conventional unjust uppish huffish lofty self-assertive supercilious self-asserting chesty assumptive high-and-mighty uppity presumptuous huffy high-hat bumptious important stiff-necked pretentious cavalier highfalutin hifalutin superior toplofty toploftical presuming sniffy throwing weight around pushful very severe legislating preceptive sanctioned didactic unbending normative accepted prescribed inhuman unreasonable prohibitive inconsiderate dominant bullying prescriptive mean autarchical absolutistic assertive supreme self-important imperial omnipotent controlling disdainful monarchical insolent forceful swaggering intolerant exacting rigorous almighty ramrod flinty uncompromising imposing megalomaniac power-crazy invincible unrestricted opinionated regnant condescending subjugating autonomous pre-eminent bullish confident aloof insensitive contemptuous cocksure unconquerable overconfident emphatic power-hungry sadistic unsparing savage snooty scornful onerous stuck-up egotistical hardhanded definite obstinate powerful self-willed self-assured unconditional overpowering self-confident masterly assured sovereign preeminent full strong-willed decisive colonial throwing one's weight about spartan boastful conceited audacious blustering hectoring compulsatory obligatory required mandatory compulsory patronizing crack the whip in driver's seat on high horse intransigent brassbound sure of oneself snobbish unpermissive brusque abrupt brisk smug throwing one's weight around cast-iron hard-line hoity-toity prideful toffee-nosed refined tactless positive hawkish vain bragging honourable patronising gracious grandiose honorable thoughtless decided fixed compelling certain undeniable finished vainglorious inept undiplomatic bungling overproud overstrict OTT excessive lording it self-aggrandizing puffed up stuck up imperialist smart-alecky know-it-all loudmouth puffed-up high adamant preponderant snotty ascendant prevalent stuffy entrenched unchallengeable narrow-minded unquestionable categorical opinionative self-opinionated opinioned unstoppable divine mighty godlike obdurate small-minded maleficent brutish wolfish violent truculent tormenting torturous barbaric prejudiced pigheaded fanatical unequivocal tenacious determined stubborn one-sided bigoted wrong-headed formal bullheaded over the top unrelenting barbarous unfeeling unkind callous dour inhumane abusive heartless unsympathetic murderous unforgiving grim unmerciful unpitying critical hard-hearted hard-nosed hard-boiled hard-shell most high

Adjective

(of a sensation or feeling) Excruciating in nature
fierce severe acute excruciating agonising agonizing bitter grievous intense awful dreadful harrowing intolerable oppressive piercing searing terrible torturous biting brutal extreme grave grim gruelling grueling harsh insufferable penetrating punishing savage tormenting unbearable unrelenting blistering burning caustic consuming cutting galling painful sharp stinging vicious wrenching afflicting pounding racking strong unsparing very bad violent exquisite vehement deep profound ferocious heavy almighty frightful furious hard explosive hellacious intensive keen ghastly heavy-duty fearsome fearful unendurable shooting stabbing distressing powerful serious concentrated hellish torturing poignant raging gut-wrenching struggling tearing suffering tortuous disturbing sore dire inexcusable unforgivable reprehensible indefensible knifelike smarting disgraceful parlous shameful desperate transcending tormentous anguishing killing heartbreaking cruel hurtful heartrending overwhelming heart-rending worrying excessive heightened overpowering peracute shrill sudden finely tuned vexing thumping splitting anguished sorrowful frightening alarming terrifying traumatic chilling pain-filled throbbing nerve-racking onerous trying plaguing troubling bothersome harrying soaring stressful dangerous very painful Spartan uncomfortable extremely painful rending infuriating chastening cringe-making irritating torturesome toe-curling tedious embarrassing stultifying more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear

Adjective

Causing difficulty or annoyance
troublesome bothersome upsetting annoying inconvenient irritating worrisome worrying demanding difficult irksome taxing tiresome tricky vexatious distressing disturbing nagging perturbing vexing exasperating infuriating maddening niggling trying arduous concerning harassing oppressive pestiferous pestilential plaguy problematic aggravating awkward burdensome discomforting discomposing disquieting hard laborious nasty pesky thorny troubling troublous unsettling wearisome importunate pestilent alarming damaging dangerous disorderly heavy infestive intractable mean messy murder painful rough rowdy tough ugly undisciplined ungovernable uphill wicked galling unpleasant onerous severe sticky exacting challenging frustrating disagreeable nettlesome hairy rankling knotty provoking toilsome carking abrasive riling peeving perplexing nettling chafing harsh harrowing stressful tedious delicate grievous wearing punishing strenuous rebarbative pesty plaguey exhausting weighty ticklish gruelling problematical grueling exigent crushing rigorous prickly formidable sensitive excruciating discommoding tiring grim brutal agitating complicated back-breaking displeasing testing dodgy intricate disconcerting nerve-racking fatiguing incommodious infernal cumbersome stiff complex daunting backbreaking distressful baffling puzzling traumatic dismaying involved rugged agonizing tormenting touchy wearying forbidding grave cussed embarrassing agonising ominous discouraging confounded Herculean hellish effortful disruptive serious convoluted controversial ponderous sinister harrying bitter murderous tense draining grating herculean sapping uncomfortable gloomy depressing tortuous torturous jarring threatening critical inopportune unnerving killing impossible unsuitable fraught unmanageable cruel untimely unsparing grinding foreboding unwieldy killer unwelcome dire sweaty stringent moiling catchy unhandy discommodious persnickety tricksy spiny operose inexpedient bruising startling frightening imperious pressing creepy unseasonable humiliating inappropriate vexed intimidating hellacious intolerable tall perilous unfavorable unfavourable antagonizing hostile enraging teasing discomfiting antagonising dicey ambitious bleak confronting dark nerve-wracking merciless mystifying fierce unremitting precarious intrusive consequential impeding elaborate irking awful enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall debilitating toilful uncertain incommoding compromising pessimistic vigorous unbearable laboured labored hefty unyielding bewildering knackering tight energy-consuming anxious unreasonable disappointing scary anxious-making unfortunate inhuman enervating cringeworthy mighty uneasy flustering hazardous obstinate cringey painstaking intense ill-timed searing hardhanded tangled chancy stubborn questionable iffy colossal extreme clunky cringe-making problem pressured demeaning labyrinthine unforgiving superincumbent dictatorial involute unfriendly obdurate sophisticated confusing unfathomable obscure byzantine titanic impenetrable tyrannical overbearing unpropitious involuted prophetic upstream fractious Augean gargantuan depleting shattering wretched fiddly aggressive pick-and-shovel solemn disadvantageous boring excessive charged persistent detrimental sour bedevilling immoderate unpleasing unamusing embittering clamorous troubled unfair afflicting objectionable gnawing quarrelsome shameful treacherous disobliging steep direful insistent dubious spartan suspect degrading uncompromising punchable uncongenial clumsy baroque daedal labyrinthian nail-biting dreadful Byzantine cumbrous crippling shocking risky bulky fussy austere intransigent bedeviling unrelenting discountenancing perfectionist time-consuming headache ungainly prohibitive hectic unamenable unaccommodating strict paradoxical pertinacious inflexible cranky bunglesome Gordian terrible querulous unbending hardheaded relentless toe-curling inauspicious high-pressure afflictive hypercritical immense unflinching staggering gigantic slavish detailed really hard very hard backbreaker gnarly temperamental rocky hard to please cryptic abstruse fancy pitiless inexorable incomprehensible confounding tough going inscrutable undecipherable enigmatic entangled recondite hard-line sombre difficult to understand full of twists and turns no picnic negative anxiety-ridden over-particular somber disheartening dismal difficile hard to satisfy restless nervous repugnant hurtful accursed lamentable deplorable exorbitant remote prejudicial emotive responsible apprehensive nauseating festering antipathetic provocative embarrassed echinated stimulating briery pointed unattractive unsatisfying thoroughgoing tender overtaxing overpowering plodding major infelicitous devastating a stinker of a like herding cats acid distasteful unpalatable plaguing tickly kittle bumpy dolorous insufferable nice devilish mistimed itchy scratchy distressed high-impact drudgy vicious worksome uphill battle hard-won marathon like getting blood out of a stone almighty easier said than done torturesome savage scabrous unendurable not easy ferocious discordant gut-wrenching off-putting unsteady unstable causing discomfort ill-fitting unmanoeuvrable changeable volatile capricious mercurial inconstant fickle variable unaesthetic grotesque inharmonious offensive ill-chosen devil of a very devil of a badly timed domineering autocratic no piece of cake despotic unjust undemocratic draconian shaming mortifying stridulous ill suited stridulent dry insensitive harsh-sounding tyrannous overwhelming violent authoritarian iron-fisted confused dirty anti-democratic punitive ruthless coercive out of place serpentine impractical filthy lumbering difficult to handle disputed menacing knotted jumbled mixed interlaced dense high-handed peremptory overweening adverse lumbersome Daedalian hi-tech Daedalean a nuisance dispiriting ironhanded depressive heavy-handed confining rough going graceless unclear unintelligible abstract minacious insoluble complicate unanswerable ignominious clamant urgent pugnacious debated contentious contested heavy-footed slow slow-moving an imposition mind-boggling hard to solve hard to explain mind-bending hazy above one's head beyond comprehension esoteric mystical thought-provoking ambiguous inexplicable profound deep rambling advanced enigmatical over one's head beyond one's grasp unsolvable mysterious opaque fathomless woeful ill-fated hard-pressed inhospitable joyless hopeless shadowy tortured harmful doubtful gray mournful black injurious chilling grey jeopardous morbid apocalyptic sad very bad cheerless bad straitened dour lurid morose undesirable full of hardship glum miserable strained ill-omened ill-boding doleful parlous nightmarish comfortless desolate clodhopping huge blundering uncoordinated massive maladroit bellicose moot debatable disgraceful discreditable barro dishonouring blush-making a devil tenacious indefatigable tireless unco lubberly elephantine ramified reticular mazy undetermined undecided unresolved unsettled unconcluded hard to use like a bull in a china shop substantial dishonoring equivocal unseemly distracting rattling dogged instant imperative burning crying emergent acute compelling persevering entreating necessitous in contention ongoing at issue in dispute afflicted open to question open to debate hot-button trouble avid solicitous pushy earnest forceful suppliant overeager recalcitrant open to doubt up in the air yet to be decided much debated hard-nosed pigheaded picky fastidious boorish rigid argumentative finicky full of problems strong-minded irritable bloody-minded testy perverse bull-headed steadfast choosy refractory captious snappy cantankerous uptight chippy headstrong resolute immovable disputative oafish bearish thrawn huffy stroppy froward opinionated dogmatic indomitable overcritical wrong-headed irascible obstructive particular bolshie ungracious grumbly single-minded set in one's ways finical unpredictable hard to handle invidious contrary fiendish ill-natured crotchety ornery uppity feisty discontented dissatisfied rude crabby stiff-necked contrarious impolite opinionative disputatious balky obstreperous beset by problems overly solicitous judgmental disapproving overexacting cavilling quibbling disparaging possessive sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous needy hairsplitting caviling firm censuring cavillous cynical carping censorious high-maintenance over-rigorous fault-finding over-strict over-exacting over-censorious

Antonym of repressive

repressive Idiom, Proverb

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