What is suppression?

  • (noun): (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "suppression":

  • (noun): Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority.
    Example: "The suppression of heresy"
    Synonyms: crushing, quelling, stifling
  • (noun): (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.
    Synonyms: inhibition
  • (noun): The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation.
    Example: "A suppression of the newspaper"
    Synonyms: curtailment

Famous quotes containing the word suppression:

    A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit.... A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    Fashion required the suppression of all naturalness—’to walk upright, with unbending joints; to shake hands after the pump- handle formula; to look inexpressibly indifferent towards everybody and everything; and speak only in a mincing voice was to be a decorous member of society.’
    —For the State of Rhode Island, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)