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Adjective
Oppressed or subjugated, especially by a tyrannical authority
“When the tyrant dies, the repressed peoples of the world will have cause to dance and sing in joy.”
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Unnatural, awkward or reserved in nature or behavior
“Clearly shy and repressed emotionally, he was nevertheless a man of quiet charm and native intelligence.”
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Kept suppressed or hidden away, especially in one's unconscious mind
“He expresses his romantic regrets which regularly return in his work like a repressed temptation.”
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Characterized by the repression of thoughts, desires or actions
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“As their time in hiding slowly builds, frustration and boredom are replaced by a juvenile playfulness, tinged with repressed longing and shot through with malicious intent.”
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Restrained and unpretentious in nature or appearance
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“He wears black, white, and grey, repressed colors that echo all the other gentlemen in their restrictive social uniform.”
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Intimidated or overwhelmed by an overbearing significant other
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Having one's feelings and expression under control
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Of which knowledge has been lost
Verb
Past tense for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
“He was obliged to repress his true feelings, and to act as if he were not worthy to hold their shoes.”
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Past tense for to (attempt to) quell or put an end to
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“Their government has chosen to isolate them, stunt their economic growth, and repress their ability to speak freely.”
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Past tense for to oppress or subjugate someone, or a group of people, through the use of force
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“Horrendous weapons of war were used to kill and repress the people as they struggled to determine their own destiny.”
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Past tense for to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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Past tense for to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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Past tense for to make unclear or difficult to understand
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Past tense for to decrease or reduce in sensitivity
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Past tense for to forget or put out of one's mind
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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 diminish the confidence or courage of
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Past tense for to hold or maintain
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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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