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Pronunciation: [ɹɪpɹˈɛst] (IPA)

Repressed is a word that is used to describe something that has been suppressed or inhibited. There are several different synonyms that can be used to describe this feeling, such as suppressed, constrained, oppressed, held back, or stifled. When someone is repressed, they may feel like they are holding back their true feelings or thoughts, or that they are unable to fully express themselves. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, or sadness. Some other synonyms for repressed might include oppressed, subjugated, muted, or hindered. No matter which word is used, the message is clear: when something is repressed, it is being held back in some way, and this can be a difficult feeling to deal with.

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Antonyms for the word "repressed" refer to actions or behaviors that are open, expressed, or released without any constraints. The opposite of repression is expression, which means that feelings, emotions, or thoughts are shown or communicated clearly without any fear or hesitation. Other antonyms of repressed include liberated, free, uninhibited, spontaneous, and unconstrained. When someone is liberated, it means they have the freedom to act or express themselves without any restrictions. Being uninhibited implies having a lack of self-consciousness or restraint, while spontaneity means acting naturally and without pre-planning. Unconstrained refers to an individual's ability to act freely without being limited or restricted.

Usage examples for Repressed

Her low, steady tones were full of repressed indignation.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
"It never occurred to me to think of that, madam," said Kate, with an ill-repressed scorn.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
He was conscious of a low repressed sound from Mrs. Collingwood, who stood as if turned to stone, her gaze fixed not on her husband, but on Kingsnorth.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

Famous quotes with Repressed

  • If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.
    Harold Bloom
  • In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.
    John Carpenter
  • As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
    Cyril Connolly
  • And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church, by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
    Thomas Keneally
  • Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
    Karl Kraus

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