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  1. subjected to, affected by, or characteristic of psychological repression: repressed emotional conflicts.
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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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Examples from the Web for unrepressed

Historical Examples

  • Only little Pete Skidmore was unrepressed by the gravity of the situation.

    Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)

    John McElroy

  • "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.



British Dictionary definitions for unrepressed


  1. (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


  1. Being subjected to or characterized by repression.
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