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Synonyms for repression
rɪˈprɛʃ ənre·pres·sion

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  1. repressionnoun

    a state of forcible subjugation

    "the long repression of Christian sects"

  2. repressionnoun

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

  3. repressionnoun

    the act of repressing; control by holding down

    "his goal was the repression of insolence"

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  1. repressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suppression

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  1. repressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suppression, restraint, quelling, check

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How to use repression in a sentence?

  1. Krzysztof Suchowierski:

    We cycled 76 days in winter through severely cold Yakutia to commemorate the victims of Soviet repression.

  2. Lina Yoon:

    The North Korean borders need to open and they need to restart trade and they need to bring these things in for agriculture to improve and they need food to feed the people. But right now they are prioritizing isolation, they are prioritizing repression.

  3. Doris Meissner:

    Rising repression under the Ortega regime, especially during the recent presidential election, has cemented the belief among many Nicaraguans that the country's political turmoil will not be resolved in the short term.

  4. Rupert Colville:

    The government must end the persistent repression of dissent and the ongoing pattern of arbitrary arrests and refrain from criminalizing and attacking human rights defenders, political opponents and any other dissenting voices.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    Almost three weeks after your Cuba announcement, there is absolutely no reason why any of these individuals should be in prison or the targets of repression – or for their identities, conditions and whereabouts to remain such closely held secrets.


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