Definition of repression in English:

repression

Syllabification: re·pres·sion
Pronunciation: /riˈpreSHən
 
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noun

1The action of subduing someone or something by force.
More example sentences
  • Irish readers will quickly spot the familiar pattern of failed uprising followed by brutal repression.
  • Aristocratic progress is thus checked by the very body responsible for brutal repression, allowing Grandison to avoid complicity in violence.
  • On his election as prime minister, Aznar engaged a policy of repression towards ETA, arresting its leaders and main supporters.
Synonyms
suppression, quashing, subduing, crushing, stamping outoppression, subjugation, suppression, tyranny, despotism, authoritarianism
1.1The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc. the repression of anger can be positively harmful
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  • Julien uses museums, often founded on colonialist exploitation, as sites of oppression, repression and desire.
  • Throughout, both sexual motivations and repression dominate.
  • After Freud, no one can ignore the realm of the unconscious and repression, and Weinrich considers him as well.
Synonyms
restraint, restraining, holding back, keeping back, suppression, keeping in check, control, keeping under control, stifling, bottling up
1.2The action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious.
More example sentences
  • As a young boy but not a child repression of sexual desire for the mother has occurred and latency should be present.
  • It is in the characters' repression of desire that emotion can be felt most.
  • Struggling with rage, repression, and obsessive desire, she gradually allows herself to have a sexual relationship with the one person she adores - her sister.

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