repressive

(redirected from repressiveness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

re·pres·sive

(rĭ-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Causing or inclined to cause repression.
References in periodicals archive ?
They will claim that Karimov's repressiveness has been exaggerated and that Uzbekistan is a natural ally against both millenarian Islam and Russian hegemony in Central Asia.
The continued religiosity of reformers and the continued repressiveness, both physical and psychological, of the institutions they created can be seen through the brief glimpses one can catch of individual women as they hatched plots to escape, engaged in fights and arguments, and countered attempts at control.
Despite the vagaries in which the word "puritan" is shrouded, associations of repressiveness, sobriety and asceticism generally continue to attach themselves to the persona.
The opening scene establishes at once, in the most direct and brutal way, the repressiveness of her upbringing: a woman apparently in her late 30s/early 40s confronted (when she arrives home an hour later than expected) by a mother who demands to know exactly where she has been, what she has been doing, why she has bought herself a new dress.
But finally they declared the no-man's-land between religion's public repressiveness and the writer's private dissent too full of land mines to venture into.
It being 1960, the film was referencing both the repressiveness of the '50s, and the social unrest and changes to come.
He is, then, a figure for the dissident intellectual enabled by his position in the social system to perceive the repressiveness of the system and dedicated to transforming his role from cultural agent of repression to cultural agent of freedom.
This vision was very compelling to me because I believe that the repressiveness of the state is growing tremendously under the guise of protecting "law and order.
Due to its historical importance, Robben Island (meaning 'Seal Island') has been designated as a National Museum and cultural heritage site and today stands as a reminder both of the repressiveness of the apartheid state and the resolve of those who opposed it.
The repressiveness of Victorian culture is a measure of its faith in the special powers of woman, in her association with mobility and unprecedented change, with a new and strange dispensation, with an unofficial but widely promulgated and frightening mythology.
Brain wave correlates of subliminal stimulation, unconscious attention, primary-and secondary-process thinking, and repressiveness.