Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
  • noun Psychology The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of repressing, restraining, or subduing: as, the repression of tumults.
  • noun That which represses; check; restraint.
  • noun Power of repressing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of repressing, or state of being repressed.
  • noun That which represses; check; restraint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
  • noun The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of forcible subjugation
  • noun (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
  • noun the act of repressing; control by holding down

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Examples

  • A main demand of the protesters is an end to what they term repression by the secret police, headed in Deraa province by a cousin of Assad, who faces the biggest challenge to his rule since succeeding his father Hafez al-Assad in 2000.

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  • A main demand of the protesters is an end to what they term repression by the secret police, headed in Deraa province by a cousin of Assad.

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  • A main demand of the protesters is an end to what they term repression by the secret police, headed in Deraa province by a cousin of Assad.

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  • There, activists are expected to oppose a long menu of Chinese policies, including what they call repression in Tibet and Beijing's support of oppressive regimes in Sudan and Myanmar.

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  • Delhi to end what it calls repression in the Indian-ruled part of the state.

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  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the Polish minority in neighbouring Belarus, after authorities there cracked down on a Polish group.

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  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the Polish minority in neighbouring Belarus, after authorities there cracked down on a Polish group.

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  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the

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  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the Polish minority in neighbouring Belarus, after authorities there cracked down on a Polish group.

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  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the Polish minority in neighbouring Belarus, after authorities there cracked down on a Polish group.

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