Dictionary Results for repression

1. repression - noun

· a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"

Hypernym(s): subjugation, subjection

2. repression - noun

· (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

Hypernym(s): defense_mechanism, defense_reaction, defence_mechanism, defence_reaction, defense, defence

3. repression - noun

· the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"

Hypernym(s): control

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