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1. repression

noun. ['riːˈprɛʃən'] a state of forcible subjugation.

Synonyms

  • subjection

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance

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Words that Rhyme with Repression

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession

Example sentences of the word repression


1. Noun, singular or mass
Like the repression, this extravagance was also seen as a product of close ties with the west.

Quotes containing the word repression


1. Stalinism is linked with a cult of personality and massive violations of the law, with repression and camps. There is nothing like that in Russia and, I hope, will never again be.
- Vladimir Putin

2. repression

noun. ['riːˈprɛʃən'] the act of repressing; control by holding down.

Antonyms

  • question

3. repression

noun. ['riːˈprɛʃən'] (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious.

Synonyms

  • defense reaction
  • defence mechanism
  • defense
  • defence reaction
  • defence

Antonyms

  • offense
  • inactivity
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
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