self-repression

noun

Definition of self-repression

: the keeping to oneself of one's thoughts, wishes, or feelings habit of absolute self-repression, and of concealment of emotion again prevailed— S. W. Mitchell

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“Self-repression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-repression. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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