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