Synonyms of repressed
- control, suppress, hold back, bottle up, check, master, hold in, overcome, curb, restrain, inhibit, overpower, keep in check•OPPOSITES: release, encourage, express, let out, give free rein to
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
- hold back, suppress, stifle, smother, silence, swallow, muffle•
I couldn't repress a sigh of admiration.
- subdue, abuse, crush, oppress, quash, wrong, persecute, quell, subjugate, maltreat, trample underfoot, tyrannize over, rule with an iron hand•OPPOSITES: free, liberate
They have been repressed for decades.
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Thesaurus for repressed from the Collins English Thesaurus
(of a person) repressing feelings, instincts, desires, etc