Repression meaning

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Repression is defined as controlling or limiting someone or something by force or by exercise of authority, or the unconscious exclusion of thoughts from the mind.

When women are not allowed by men in society to be equals and are kept in a state of forced subjugation, this is an example of repression.

When someone does not remembers a painful time in their early childhood, this is an example of repression.

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The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
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The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
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A repressing or being repressed.
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The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
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The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
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The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
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