As adjectives the difference between repressed and repressive
is that repressed
is subjected to repression while repressive
As a verb repressed
) or repressed
can be pressed again.
repress + -ed
Subjected to repression.
(medical) Showing the suppression of emotions or impulses.
* repressed memory
re- + pressed
Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
* 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
* 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
- Human law is indeed repressive', but ' repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
- First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.