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repressed

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(Entry 1 of 2)

not excessively showy
  • a 19th-century church in the repressed style favored by the strict religious sect

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repressed

verb
past tense of repress

Synonyms & Antonyms of repressed (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • you can't repress your feelings forever, so tell her how you feel about her

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The first known use of repressed was in 1606

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“Repressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repressed. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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