Difference between repression and orwellian




  1. (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
  2. a state of forcible subjugation
  3. the act of repressing; control by holding down


Pollution control work, then, is typical of the many areas of social control characterized by goals of regulation rather than repression.

A reputation for tolerance and civil liberties had been replaced by violence and repression.

The last forty pages of the publication are dedicated to the numerous journalists who have fallen the victims of repression around the world.

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  1. of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state)


There is something inhuman and Orwellian about technological systems designed to control behaviour.

Now she was a bit player in my Orwellian nightmare.

What we have is a political appeal to those of you wedded to the idea that you're ideological partners to Orwellian power brokers and molders of a new society.

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