Synonyms for repression
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- 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"