The Catholic Church's repressed attitude towards sex was referenced, as were its retrograde views on the role of women.
So, the characters on Downton Abbey are about as repressed as television casts get.
However, Nic is so distracted by the movie's cheesiness—and her own repressed nature—that she can't seem to enjoy the moment.
This struggle is for those who have been repressed, this struggle is for those who are imprisoned.
The more these painful feelings are repressed, Marx says, the more dangerous they become.
White Gazelle gave a start of impatience, which she at once repressed.
Grant repressed an impulse to shout, and used the breath for an extra burst of speed.
A long, keenly thrilling silence followed, broken only by the sound of the younger girl's repressed weeping.
But Rawson knew that that slim body was tense with repressed emotion.
But the captain was not to be repressed, and his tone warmed up a little as he asked if Dick had been reading the newspapers.
late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.
Being subjected to or characterized by repression.
repress re·press (rĭ-prěs')
v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es
To hold back by an act of volition.
To exclude something from the conscious mind.