Synonyms of repression in English:

repression


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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’

SYNONYMS
oppression, subjugation, suppression, domination, tyranny, subjection, despotism, dictatorship, authoritarianism
censorship
ANTONYMS

freedom, liberty

3‘the repression of sexual urges’

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

expression