Overpowering vs Repressive - What's the difference?

overpowering | repressive |

As adjectives the difference between overpowering and repressive

is that overpowering is that overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming while repressive is .

As a verb overpowering

is .




  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.}}




    (en adjective)
  • Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  • * 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
  • Human law is indeed repressive', but ' repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
  • * 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
  • First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.