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noun as in constraint

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Researchers say the movement began coalescing online in 2019 as people — mostly young men — angry with what they perceived to be increasing government repression, found each other on Facebook groups and in private chats.

American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools, cancel culture at work, or the repression of traditional faith, culture and values in the public square.

Autocratic regimes are far more likely to use these instruments for repression, but democracies sometimes use them to curb civil rights too.

He has relied on a mixture of repression and elite loyalty, but also, to an extent, popular support.

Now, the fear is palpable—citizens are comparing the air of repression to the cultural revolution, and professors are being fired from universities for advocating democracy.

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Hand to God Sexual repression has been around for centuries, courtesy of all our favorite religions.

Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.

One road leads to freedom, sharing, and equality; the other to endless spying, a hierarchical structure, and repression.

Dovlatov hated Soviet oppression and battled repression subtly, by not condescending to notice it, and keeping things light.

If the U.S. does nothing, the Arab world will continue its slide into sectarian bigotry, political repression, and madness.

Not that those stolid agriculturists required much repression.

Cavour's double play and the cruel repression of the Genoese plot left him bitterer than ever against the monarchy and its men.

As we follow the sessions of the Assembly we find acts for the repression of litigation renewed three times in five years.

But the war brought worse than an arrest of progress; it brought repression of freedom and a tremendous load of debt.

Calavius was furious and paused, as if to give orders for harsher repression.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to repression, such as: oppression, suppression, control, and restraint.

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