Associations to the word «Repression»


REPRESSION, noun. The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
REPRESSION, noun. The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

Dictionary definition

REPRESSION, noun. A state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects".
REPRESSION, noun. (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious.
REPRESSION, noun. The act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin