Simple Definition of repression
: the act of using force to control someone or something
: the state of being controlled by force
: the act of not allowing a memory, feeling, or desire to be expressed
Full Definition of repression
2 a : a mental process by which distressing thoughts, memories, or impulses that may give rise to anxiety are excluded from consciousness and left to operate in the unconscious b : an item so excluded
repressionistplay \-sh(ə-)nist\ adjective
Examples of repression in a sentence
the state's repression of its citizens
They survived 60 years of political repression.
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