Synonyms for repression


1. repression, subjugation, subjection
usage: a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"
2. repression, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence
usage: (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
3. repression, control
usage: the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"
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