Definitions

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  • adj. Not oppressive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not oppressive.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ oppressive

Examples

  • "A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive."

    Why Do We Tolerate Pork or Lobbyist?

  • There is work to be done in whole, multicultural, intergenerational community as well, but that work cannot proceed without every individual having the ability to build an unoppressive community and to recognize oppression when it is present.

    Philocrites: So much for 'Con Con: The Movie.'

  • Having left the temple, we go into several shady thickets, where we take a light repast; after which, each of us employs himself in some unoppressive labour.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • You would have had an unoppressive but a productive revenue.

    Paras. 50-74

  • The conservatory was a feature of the Bramfell townhouse, and to Loder it came as something wonderful and unlooked-for -- with its clustering green branches, its slight, unoppressive scents, its temperately pleasant atmosphere.

    The Masquerader

  • Bending his long leanness over her (she had never seen a man whose material presence was so insubstantial, so unoppressive) and walking almost sidewise, to give her a proper attention, he struck her as innocent, as incapable of guessing that she had had a certain observation of life.

    A London Life and Other Tales

  • However, the anomaly was light and unoppressive -- the echoes of a public discussion of delicate questions seemed to linger so familiarly in the egotistical little room.

    The Tragic Muse

  • Nor, even since that date, although the commercial phrase "interest" has been adopted in order to distinguish an open and unoppressive rate of usury from a surreptitious and tyrannical one, has the debate of lawfulness or unlawfulness ever turned seriously on that distinction.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • While he yet mused, mingling in his mind the waters of those sweet and bitter thoughts which make up the life-tide of the wide ocean of memory, the dusk of evening came on, soft in its solemnity, and unoppressive even in its gloom, under the sweet sky and unmolested zephyr, casting its pleasant shadows along the edges of the grove.

    The Partisan: A Tale of the Revolution. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I

  • A hereditary chief, strictly limited, the right of war vested in the legislative body, a rigid economy of the public contributions, and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses, will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

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