repression


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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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A dignified gravity and repression were maintained at all times.
Everything that was interesting in Rebecca, and every evidence of power, capability, or talent afterwards displayed by her, Miranda ascribed to the brick house training, and this gave her a feeling of honest pride, the pride of a master workman who has built success out of the most unpromising material; but never, to the very end, even when the waning of her bodily strength relaxed her iron grip and weakened her power of repression, never once did she show that pride or make a single demonstration of affection.
Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression -- hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?
Here, perhaps, we should appeal to those young men who suffer from the repression of their first desires at the moment when all their forces are developing; to artists sick of their own genius smothering under the pressure of poverty; to men of talent, persecuted and without influence, often without friends at the start, who have ended by triumphing over that double anguish, equally agonizing, of soul and body.
And I knew well enough the pestiferous danger of such a character where there are no means of legal repression.
The warmth of heart which Martin ridiculed and resented, intensified by its very repression, bubbled out to others in cheery helpfulness, and blessed her quick tears.
There was even then in the new circumstance of a people just liberated from every variety of intellectual repression and political oppression, a group of dramatic authors, whose plays were not only delightful to see but delightful to read, working in the good tradition of one of the greatest realists who has ever lived, and producing a drama of vital strength and charm.
His voice, shaking with nervous repression, was still almost hysterical.
Spenser, a zealous Protestant as well as a fine-spirited idealist, was in entire sympathy with Lord Grey's policy of stern repression of the Catholic Irish, to whom, therefore, he must have appeared merely as one of the hated crew of their pitiless tyrants.
At home I should undoubtedly have given vent to my anguish; but this new and elemental environment seemed to call for a savage repression.
She sobbed softly, with considered repression, but the weak-latched door swung noiselessly open, and she was startled by her sister-in-law's voice.
He was white to the lips, his whole frame was shaking with the effort of intense repression.