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Meaning & Definition of Repression in English

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Repression

/riprɛʃən/

noun

1. A state of forcible subjugation

  • "The long repression of christian sects"
    synonym:
  • repression

2. (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

    synonym:
  • repression

3. The act of repressing

  • Control by holding down
  • "His goal was the repression of insolence"
    synonym:
  • repression