subjected to, affected by, or characteristic of psychological repression: repressed emotional conflicts.
- non·re·pressed, adjective
- un·re·pressed, adjective
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How to use repressed in a sentence
Freud thought dreams were our subconscious showing us our repressed wishes.
For whatever repressed childhood reason, a wave of guilt washes over me when uneaten food goes into the trash.Why you should—or shouldn’t—DIY discontinued Hot Pockets | Purbita Saha | August 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Those making the case for reparations invariably uphold themselves as a historically repressed minority deserving of reparations.The U.S. Can't Move Forward on LGBTQ Rights Without Reparations | Omar G. Encarnación | June 26, 2021 | Time
Hongmei’s trauma helps explain her venting to the strange man — she’s been trained to think of every misstep as a regret, and it’s easier to share so many repressed secrets with a stranger than with her husband.Geling Yan’s twisty thriller ‘The Secret Talker’ begins with a creepy but alluring text | Mark Athitakis | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Judge Frollo’s actions are ruled by his own repressed sexual desires, which grow until they render him desperate and diabolical.
But perhaps even more interesting is the type of user-generated content coming from areas of the country some consider repressed.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side | Aurora Snow | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet, collectively our culture is still repressed when it comes to the subject of sex.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side | Aurora Snow | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This inner world, as Freud and others had previously suggested, was a fiction of repressed fantasies, dreams, and visions.Joseph O'Neill's 'The Dog' Has a Dystopian Dubai as Modernity's Stand-In | J.P. O’Malley | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The characters in Downton and in that time period are often quite reserved and their emotions are repressed.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc | Kevin Fallon | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
repressed anger is one of the key dimensions to this struggle.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy | Arthur Chu | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for the delinquency of his son, she had ocular demonstration; and her indignation was hardly to be repressed.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
She repressed her anger at Marius's sneering interference, and made a little gesture of dismay with her eloquent white hands.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
As a natural consequence her repressed but still rebellious passions diffused their poison throughout her nature.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
It was as if the Dowager's voice had opened the floodgates of her sorrow and let out the tears that hitherto had been repressed.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
I have seen Scotch homes where laughter is considered ill-bred, and the joyous shouts of children are repressed.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
British Dictionary definitions for repressed
(of a person) repressing feelings, instincts, desires, etc
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