Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength
Difficult to bear
Weighing on the senses or spirits
is intended to prevent the king from collecting the money owing to him in an oppressive manner.
above sea-level, in which the heat is most oppressive at times and the nights are unpleasantly cold.
The tithe was an oppressive form of taxation, as were the various fees pp ?
Oppressive taxation and unblushing nepotism were Clement's great faults.
In March snow still lies deep in the Tsaidam passes, while Wellby found the heat oppressive in June at 16,000 ft.