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rɪˈprɛʃ ən

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  1. repression(noun)

    a state of forcible subjugation

    "the long repression of Christian sects"

  2. repression(noun)

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

  3. repression(noun)

    the act of repressing; control by holding down

    "his goal was the repression of insolence"

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  1. repression(n.)


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  1. repression(n)

    suppression, restraint, quelling, check

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  1. List of paraphrases for "repression":

    suppression, oppression, repressive, crackdown, punishment, suppressing, répression, suppress, persecution, clampdown

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  1. Lilian Tintori.Tintori:

    We want to get to the Justice and Peace Ministry, to tell them we don't want any more repression, clashes, we don't want any more blood, any more injured. Stop shooting! Stop shooting!

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    It's almost getting worse in China from when I was there as to a repression. And the numbers of people who are in prison because they are lawyers who represent dissents and the rest is astounding. Either threatened or imprisoned or beaten, this is a big issue.

  3. Eugène Ionesco:

    Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.

  4. Jorge Sharp:

    More repression won't resolve the social injustices, it will only provoke more violence.

  5. Mohamed Zaree:

    This all started because in 2011 ... the security agencies wanted to find an explanation for what happened on Jan. 25. So they said money came to the NGOs before January and this is the cause of what happened, but what happened actually happened because of the interior ministry, because of torture, because of repression, because of the state of emergency.

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