Synonyms for suppression

Synonyms for (noun) suppression

Synonyms: suppression, inhibition

Definition: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

Similar words: abstinence

Definition: act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite


Synonyms: quelling, stifling, suppression, crushing

Definition: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Usage: the suppression of heresy; the quelling of the rebellion; the stifling of all dissent

Similar words: prevention, bar

Definition: the act of preventing

Usage: there was no bar against leaving; money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza


Synonyms: curtailment, suppression

Definition: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

Usage: a suppression of the newspaper

Similar words: restraint

Definition: the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

Usage: the unlawful restraint of trade


Synonyms: suppression

Definition: the failure to develop some part or organ

Similar words: growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development

Definition: (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

Usage: he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children