Definition of Repressing

1. Adjective. Restrictive of action. "An overly strict and inhibiting discipline"

Exact synonyms: Inhibitory, Repressive
Similar to: Restrictive
Derivative terms: Inhibit, Repress



Definition of Repressing

1. Verb. (present participle of repress) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repressing

1. repress [v] - See also: repress

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repressing

representer
representers
representing
representment
represents
repress
repressed
represser
repressers
represses
repressibility
repressible
repressible enzyme
repressilator
repressilators
repressing (current term)
repression
repression-sensitization
repressionist
repressions
repressive
repressively
repressiveness
repressor
repressor gene
repressor protein
repressor proteins
repressors
repressure
repressured

Literary usage of Repressing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Anthropology and Sociology in Their Relations to Criminal by Maurice Parmelee (1908)
"Criminal procedure and penal treatment are society's direct methods of repressing crime. But the scientists of the positive school have gone further and ..."

2. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Past—The Strong Appeal of the Old Method—Expressing Emotion and repressing Emotion—Gordon Craig, the Passionate Dilettante—" Unattached " Cleverness. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1845)
"... in the Champ de Mars, in personal vengeance of his share in repressing a riot on that very spot three years before : and, finally, that " the murder of ..."

4. Memoirs and Campaigns of Charles John: Prince Royal of Sweden by John Philippart (1814)
"The annexed edict for the repressing of luxury was issued on the 10th of July, Edict for the repressing of Luxury. « Sir, " The King has felt himself ..."

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