repressed

[ri-prest]
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Origin of repressed

First recorded in 1900–05; repress + -ed2
Related formsnon·re·pressed, adjectiveun·re·pressed, adjective
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Historical Examples of unrepressed

  • 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

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British Dictionary definitions for unrepressed

repressed

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

repressed

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

unrepressed in Medicine

repressed

[rĭ-prĕst]
adj.
  1. Being subjected to or characterized by repression.
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