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Q: oppresive
overbearing

are they the same?
A: @lleth when would be the situwtion where someone can be oppresive but not overbearing for example?
Q: overbearing
oppresive

what is the difference?
A: Overbearing means putting too much on a person. More than he can handle.
Oppresive means to break someone's spirit or to take away their free-will.
Sometimes my mother can be overbearing. She never lets me live my own life.
The Puritans in Salem Village were quite oppressive. It's no wonder those girls acted out in such an extreme manner.

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