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Synonyms for repression
rɪˈprɛʃ ənre·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. repressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suppression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suppression, restraint, quelling, check

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How to use repression in a sentence?

  1. Marco Rubio:

    It is particularly outrageous when individuals who claim to be fleeing repression in Cuba are welcomed and allowed to ?collect federal assistance based on their plight, only to return often to the very place they claimed to be fleeing.

  2. John McCain:

    There's still repression, yes, there's been improvement but there's still quite a way to go.

  3. 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!

  4. Betty McCollum:

    A ceasefire temporarily halts Hamas rockets and Israeli missile strikes, but this isn’t peace, @POTUS: The Palestinian people deserve rights and freedom, not the daily repression of Israel’s ongoing military occupation.

  5. Samah Hadid:

    Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has presented Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as a' reformer', but Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman promises of reform seem entirely superficial as the repression of human rights activists continues unabated.

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