Examples of repressed in a Sentence
a 19th-century church in the repressed style favored by the strict religious sect
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And yes, diplomacy is essential to push for regime change from within, perhaps by encouraging Chinese intervention to replace the Kim dynasty in Pyongyang or by providing hope and resources to the repressed population of the North.
But the Playboy founder, who grew up in a repressed Midwestern household, wanted to take an aim at Puritan American values, as Laura Mansnerus reports in her obituary on Hefner in the New York Times.
Comedy, like horror, gravitates toward the unspoken and repressed.
In the 1960s, college students across the country fought so that repressed ideas would receive a fair hearing.
If the memory isn't too deeply repressed, Arsenal fans may still be haunted at night by a clash between the two sides in March 2014, which saw a rampant Chelsea put six passed a helpless Gunners side.
Into the Black Fear factor: Rattled Death portraits, weird porcelain dolls, repressed sexuality—the Victorian era was a lot of bad news.
Should win: Whether gliding nude through a high-tech lab or recalling flecks of repressed memory, Thandie Newton was fierce as a saloon madam in Westworld.
Bertolucci also suggests that Clerici is a repressed homosexual and that his desire to persecute others stems from his own self-loathing.
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First Known Use of repressed
Synonymsconservative, low-key (also low-keyed), muted, quiet, restrained, sober, subdued, toned-down, understated, unflashy, unpretentious
Antonymsflamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)
Related Wordsappropriate, becoming, fit, fitting, proper, suitable; modest, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated; inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; graceful, handsome, refined, tasteful; drab, mousy (or mousey); practical, sensible
Near Antonymsmeretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded (or gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwrought
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