Prohibitive is a synonym of repressive.
As adjectives the difference between prohibitive and repressive
is that prohibitive
is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow while repressive
As a noun prohibitive
is (linguistics) negative imperative.
Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
- Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
- I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.
(linguistics) negative imperative
Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
* 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
* 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
- 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
- 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.