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

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche