Synonyms of repression in English:

repression


See definition of repression

noun

1‘the brutal repression of the peaceful protests’

SYNONYMS

suppression, quelling, quashing, subduing, crushing, squashing, stamping out

informal squelching

2‘20 years of militarism and political repression’

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oppression, subjugation, suppression, domination, tyranny, subjection, despotism, dictatorship, authoritarianism

censorship

ANTONYMS

freedom, liberty

3‘the repression of sexual urges’

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restraint, restraining, holding back, keeping back, biting back, suppression, keeping in check, control, keeping under control, stifling, smothering, bottling up

inhibition, frustration

ANTONYMS

expression