Repression vs Inhibition - What's the difference?

repression | inhibition |


As nouns the difference between repression and inhibition

is that repression is the act of repressing; state of being repressed while inhibition is the act of inhibiting.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

repression

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
  • The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
  • inhibition

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of inhibiting.
  • (psychology) a personal feeling of fear or embarrassment that stops one behaving naturally.
  • (chemistry) the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction.
  • See also

    * inhibit ----