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re·pres·sion

 (rĭ-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
2. Psychology The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.

re·pres′sion·ist adj.

repression

(rɪˈprɛʃən)
n
1. the act or process of repressing or the condition of being repressed
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the subconscious rejection of thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct. See suppression2

re•pres•sion

(rɪˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of repressing; state of being repressed.
2. the suppression from consciousness of distressing or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

repression

Involuntary ejection of shameful emotions and memories from consciousness because they are too painful to bear; it may sometimes result in neurotic symptoms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repression - a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
2.repression - (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
3.repression - the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

repression

noun
1. subjugation, control, constraint, domination, censorship, tyranny, coercion, authoritarianism, despotism a society conditioned by violence and repression
2. suppression, crushing, prohibition, quashing, dissolution extremely violent repression of opposition
3. inhibition, control, holding in, restraint, suppression, bottling up the repression of intense feelings

repression

noun
Sudden punitive action:
Translations
كَبْت، قَمْع
potlačení
undertrykkelse
bæling
represia
bastırma

repression

[rɪˈpreʃən] N (gen, Psych) → represión f

repression

[rɪˈprɛʃən] n
[people, freedoms] → répression f
[feelings, desire, anger] → refoulement m

repression

nUnterdrückung f; (Psych) → Verdrängung f

repression

[rɪˈprɛʃn] nrepressione f

repress

(rəˈpres) verb
to keep (an impulse, a desire to do something etc) under control. He repressed a desire to hit the man.
reˈpression (-ʃən) noun
reˈpressive (-siv) adjective
severe; harsh.
reˈpressiveness noun

re·pres·sion

n. represión.
1. inhibición de una acción;
2. mecanismo de defensa por el que se eliminan del campo de la conciencia deseos e impulsos en conflicto.

repression

n (psych) represión f
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