But sometimes, it's a repressed carb waiting to be recognized.
So, the characters on Downton Abbey are about as repressed as television casts get.
Before the social network, think of what it took to escape the mindset of a repressed culture.
However, Nic is so distracted by the movie's cheesiness—and her own repressed nature—that she can't seem to enjoy the moment.
Her novels are not, as some insist on thinking, the helplessly romantic effusions of a repressed spinster.
White Gazelle gave a start of impatience, which she at once repressed.
When the latter turned there was an air of repressed excitement about her.
A long, keenly thrilling silence followed, broken only by the sound of the younger girl's repressed weeping.
People's speech, their voices, their very glances, became furtive and repressed.
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.