Oppressive vs Expressive - What's the difference?

oppressive | expressive |


As adjectives the difference between oppressive and expressive

is that oppressive is burdensome or difficult to bear while expressive is effectively conveying thought or feeling.

oppressive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Burdensome or difficult to bear.
  • The oppressive tax laws made it difficult to start a small company.
  • Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
  • The oppressive land-owners kept a grip on the labourers.
  • Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming
  • Will the oppressive heat of summer never end?

    Synonyms

    * (weather) humid, close

    expressive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Effectively conveying thought or feeling.
  • Antonyms

    * inexpressive * unexpressive

    Derived terms

    * expressiveness