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REPRESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repressed mean? 

REPRESSED (adjective)
  The adjective REPRESSED has 1 sense:

1. characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions

  Familiarity information: REPRESSED used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPRESSED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions

Synonyms:

pent-up; repressed

Context examples:

her severe upbringing had left her inhibited / a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease / their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions / repressed rage turned his face scarlet

Similar:

inhibited (held back or restrained or prevented)


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