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Origin of repressed
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-press
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repress
Examples from the Web for repressed
Not to mention the core Christian idea that sexuality is, itself, a necessary evil, and something that must be repressed.
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
This struggle is for those who have been repressed, this struggle is for those who are imprisoned.Exclusive: Read the Speech Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Made Before He Was Jailed|Leopoldo Lopez|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You are overflowing with repressed energy, Marjorie, Mrs. Dean said, looking a trifle anxious.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
Frances asked, with dignity, although a certain dimple refused to be repressed.The Spectacle Man|Mary F. Leonard
To her luxurious but austerely managed villa, Aunt Septima welcomed Brinnaria with heartfelt, if repressed affection.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
She had not repressed his talents from cool calculation, but it had been pleasant to her to see him grow up free from aspirations.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
The blood suddenly grew hot in Fairchild's veins; he whistled, he repressed a wild, spasmodic desire to shout.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
Word Origin for repress
1660s, past participle adjective from repress (v.). Psychological sense by 1904.
late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.