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See definition of repressing on Dictionary.com
  • as indiscouraging
  • as insuppressive

synonyms for repressing

  • bleak
  • depressing
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • black
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • deterring
  • dismaying
  • dissuading
  • hindering
  • depressive
  • disadvantageous
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
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antonyms for repressing

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • happy
  • light
  • pleasant
  • sunny
  • auspicious
  • favorable
  • heartening
  • inspiring
  • inspiriting
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    How to use repressing in a sentence

    "There is not the slightest chance of your doing that to-night, Ronald," Jessie said, repressing a wild desire to laugh.
    THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
    Dick, who had difficulty in repressing his excitement, mentioned something about never having seen him before.
    THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
    Jacinth, in spite of her aunt's repressing presence, could not help stooping down and gently kissing the soft old face.
    ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
    The next service of the squadron was in repressing guerilla outrages; and they took part in the small battle of Munfordsville.
    A LIEUTENANT AT EIGHTEENOLIVER OPTIC
    He had a singular feeling, as if he was repressing or providing against some latent danger of attack.
    TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
    “When they come,” said Jack, discreetly repressing the incredulous smile that almost forced itself upon his lips.
    THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
    “Take her away,” commanded Brazzier, with difficulty repressing his anger at the repeated delay.
    ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
    "Welcome, wanderers," went on Miss Martha, repressing a yawn.
    THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
    "I don't suppose it would serve our cause much, sir," said O'Reilly, repressing with difficulty his swelling anger.
    THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
    No,” said Ruth, repressing a laugh, and yet half inclined to cry; “you forget that I am just home from boarding-school.
    RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO REPRESSING

    • black
    • bleak
    • dampening
    • daunting
    • depressing
    • depressive
    • deterring
    • disadvantageous
    • disappointing
    • disheartening
    • dismal
    • dismaying
    • dispiriting
    • dissuading
    • dreary
    • gloomy
    • hindering
    • inopportune
    • off-putting
    • oppressive
    • repressing
    • unfavorable
    • unpropitious
    • covering up
    • curbing
    • holding back
    • quelling
    • repressing
    • repressive
    • silencing
    • stifling
    • subduing
    • withholding
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.