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Synonyms for suppression
səˈprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppression(noun)

    the failure to develop some part or organ

    stifling, crushing, curtailment, quelling, inhibition

  2. suppression, curtailment(noun)

    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, stifling(noun)

    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, suppression(noun)

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suppression(n.)

    overthrow, crushing, quelling

  2. suppression(n.)

    restraint, repression, check, stoppage

  3. suppression(n.)


  4. suppression(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suppression(n)

    quelling, overthrow, repression, restraint, concealment, secretion

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  1. Michael Levin:

    The electrical communication amongst cells is really important for tumor suppression. The bigger picture is to understand how these voltages are passed among cells and how they control the transfer of chemical signals among cells, we need to crack this bioelectrical code. We really need to figure out how computations in tissues and decision making about pattern and cell behavior and so on are encoded in electrical signaling. That is sort of the next ten years.

  2. Election Day.Read MoreELECTION:

    It very well could have started in a good place -- making sure that voters have confidence in using the mail for voting -- but I do think when we see the pattern of voter suppression coming out of the President in his use of the Post Office to try to suppress voters, I do think it's suspect.

  3. Larry Webb:

    What they did was beyond voter suppression. If something is wrong with Chairwoman Kathy Ransom voter registration, they should call Chairwoman Kathy Ransom and tell Chairwoman Kathy Ransom what's wrong. What they were doing is taking Chairwoman Kathy Ransom off the rolls, and Chairwoman Kathy Ransom wouldn't find out until the election, they were making Black votes disappear.

  4. New Hampshire:

    Every candidate for President campaigning in New Hampshire should sign Senator Shaheen's pledge and commit to protect the right to vote for everyone in The Granite State, especially the young people now threatened by a new voter suppression law that must be condemned and overturned.

  5. Hannah Gleeson:

    I don't, at this point, have a way to vote. It's really despicable and voter suppression at its finest.

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