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Synonyms for suppression
səˈprɛʃ ənsup·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suppressionnoun

    the failure to develop some part or organ

    stifling, crushing, curtailment, quelling, inhibition

  2. suppression, curtailmentnoun

    the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

    inhibition, stifling, quelling, curtailment, downsizing, crushing, retrenchment

  3. suppression, crushing, quelling, stiflingnoun

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

    stifling, crushing, curtailment, quelling, inhibition

  4. inhibition, suppressionnoun

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

    inhibition, forbiddance, stifling, curtailment, prohibition, crushing, quelling

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suppressionnoun

    overthrow, crushing, quelling

  2. suppressionnoun

    restraint, repression, check, stoppage

  3. suppressionnoun


  4. suppressionnoun

    (Gram. & Rhet.) omission (as of a letter or a word)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suppressionnoun

    quelling, overthrow, repression, restraint, concealment, secretion

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  1. Richard Hoye:

    This is nothing short of voter suppression tactics and political gamesmanship.

  2. Summit County:

    Thanks to great aviation work and phenomenal collaboration amongst all agencies involved in the suppression and evacuation efforts here on the #ParleysCanyonFire, things have slowed a bit tonight.

  3. Stacey Abrams:

    To watch an elected official – who claims to represent the people inthis state, baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote – has been truly appalling, so let's be clear, this is not a speech of concession.

  4. Hannah Glesson:

    They said my ballot could still come today and my best bet was getting that in the mail, or, better luck at the next election, i don't, at this point, have a way to vote. It's really despicable and voter suppression at its finest.

  5. Stacey Abrams:

    The moral equivalent of saying that voter turnout defuses or disproves voter suppression is like saying that more people getting in the water means there are no longer any sharks.

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