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[ri-prest] /rɪˈprɛst/
subjected to, affected by, or characteristic of psychological repression:
repressed emotional conflicts.
Origin of repressed
First recorded in 1900-05; repress + -ed2
Related forms
nonrepressed, adjective
unrepressed, adjective Unabridged
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  • Only little Pete Skidmore was unrepressed by the gravity of the situation.

  • "That's it, Joan," cried Jupp, unrepressed by the girl's contempt.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • The ever growing murmurs of discontent gave place to cries for vengeance and unrepressed acts of hostility.

  • Do you expect me to believe that that bold libertine, who made you the object of his unrepressed admiration, was your father?

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • "You will have another tale to tell later on," returns he, gazing with unrepressed admiration at her charming face.

    Rossmoyne Unknown
  • unrepressed violent crimes lead to the retaliatory butchery of vigilance committees.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Briefly stated, my thesis is that we sleep in order to dream and to be for a number of hours our simpler and unrepressed selves.

    Psychoanalysis Andr Tridon
  • Ralph, greatly excited, regained his original stand of survey, and with feelings of unrepressed horror beheld the catastrophe.

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia William Gilmore Simms
  • With a laugh of unrepressed scorn, the Abbot started away, leaving me confounded and almost petrified at his conduct.

    The Devil's Elixir E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • He discussed with great good sense the causes and consequences of this unrepressed insurrection.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
British Dictionary definitions for unrepressed


(of a person) repressing feelings, instincts, desires, etc
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Word Origin and History for unrepressed



1660s, past participle adjective from repress (v.). Psychological sense by 1904.

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unrepressed in Medicine

repressed adj.
Being subjected to or characterized by repression.

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