Synonyms of repression


1. repression, subjugation, subjection

usage: a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"

2. repression, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence

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

3. repression, control

usage: the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"

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Definition and meaning of repression (Dictionary)