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Using technology to discriminate against people, or to surveil and repress them, would clearly be unethical.

All of them are pinched with unease, a vague anxiety repressed during the day but unleashed once the lights go off.

Multiple news reports in recent years have detailed how Beijing uses tech surveillance in Xinjiang to repress its Uighur population.

From Fortune

In a country of amnesiacs that observes Labor Day with all the energy of a repressed yawn, this story is a rousing celebration of the forgotten heroes who devoted their lives and shed their blood to ensure the dignity of American work.

She is confusing and frightening and probably violent, and the only thing we can do with her is violently repress her, shove her into the attic and hope she doesn’t cause too much trouble.

From Vox

Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.

The deal with the Iranian government will give them a free hand to repress activists and keep political prisoners behind bars.

Saudi Arabia wanted to establish an Islamic state in Afghanistan and repress Shia (it wants the same in Syria today).

The Iraqi could barely repress his glee, and did a kind of jig as he walked across the room.

Also, expect attempts to repress it by those in power—who stand to directly lose the most.

The Women of England, of whatever rank, studiously avoid peculiarities of dress or manner and repress idiosyncrasies of character.

Gilbert made a great clatter with his knife and fork, to conceal the laugh that he could not repress.

She did not answer, but her mobile, painted lips quivered, as if she were trying to repress a smile and were not quite succeeding.

He had to repress a smile as he followed where the other led him to a gray speedster in a distant corner of the open concourse.

Stirling was never addicted to mincing matters, but Weston could not quite repress a grin.


On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to repress, such as: crush, inhibit, muffle, quash, quell, and restrain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.