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Weather ContextPlay
Use 'oppressive' to describe extreme discomfort due to weather, like heat or humidity. SlideThe oppressive humidity made it difficult to breathe outside.
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Sensory EffectPlay
It's often used when the environment's effects are almost tangible, as if you can feel the weight. SlideThe oppressive darkness in the cellar was almost palpable.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to describe situations that feel overwhelmingly negative. SlideThe oppressive nature of the job left him exhausted.