Antonyms of adj oppressive

2 senses of oppressive

Sense 1
oppressive -- (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy) -> light -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")

Sense 2
oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous -- (marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights")

INDIRECT (VIA domineering) -> submissive -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

Similarity of adj oppressive

2 senses of oppressive

Sense 1
oppressive -- (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows")
       => heavy (vs. light) -- (marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids")

Sense 2
oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous -- (marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights")
       => domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)

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