Repression - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpreʃn|  American pronunciation of the word repression
Brit.  |rɪˈprɛʃən|  British pronunciation of the word repression

noun

- a state of forcible subjugation

the long repression of Christian sects

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

his goal was the repression of insolence

Examples

the state's repression of its citizens

They survived 60 years of political repression.

brutal repression of members of the Communist party

the long repression of Christian sects

his goal was the repression of insolence

They need not stimulation, but repression.

People are fighting against repression and injustice.

History shows that the usual response to violent protest is repression.

a country emerging from 20 years of militarism and political repression

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