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Adjective
Restrained or oppressed
Repressed indigenous groups.”
Adjective
Characterized by the repression of thoughts or desires, especially sexual ones
“As their time in hiding slowly builds, frustration and boredom are replaced by a juvenile playfulness, tinged with repressed sexual longing and shot through with malicious intent.”
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Not excessively showy
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“… a 19th-century church in the repressed style favored by the strict religious sect.”
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(of a thought or desire) Kept suppressed and unconscious in one's mind
“On the one hand, he jokes about the perverse and comic effects of the acceleration of the silent film; on the other, he expresses his romantic regrets which regularly return in his work like a repressed temptation.”
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Uncomfortable in the company of other people
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Intimidated or overwhelmed by a nagging or overbearing wife or girlfriend
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Not obvious, but detectable
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Of which knowledge has been lost
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Made silent
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Having one's feelings and expression under control
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Past tense for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
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“She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.”
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Past tense for to press again
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“I think he finished repressing the Irish and was moving on to repress the Scots.”
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Past tense for hence, to check
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Past tense for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
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Past tense for to restrain or to keep in check
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Past tense for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Past tense for try to forget
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Past tense for to make unclear or difficult to understand
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Past tense for to decrease in sensitivity
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Past tense for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Past tense for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Past tense for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Past tense for to remove objectionable parts from
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Past tense for to lessen the courage or confidence of
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Past tense for to hold or maintain
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Past tense for to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
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Past tense for walk in a specified way
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Past tense for retract; declare void
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(in psychoanalytic theory) Past tense for to divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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