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[ adjective ] characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions

Synonyms

pent-up

Examples

"her severe upbringing had left her inhibited" "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease" "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"

Used in print

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

The effect , needless to say , is almost terrifying , and though at_times a_bit obscure , the film is certainly a much needed catharsis for the `` repressed '' movie-goer .

Related terms

inhibited

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