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1. pent-up, repressed

characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions

Example Sentences:
'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'
'repressed rage turned his face scarlet'

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(of a person) repressing feelings, instincts, desires, etc

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affected by, showing, or resulting from repression

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v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es
1. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition: couldn't repress a smirk.
a. To put down or subdue by force: repress a rebellion.
b. To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action: repress a heresy; repress inflation.
3. Psychology To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
4. Biology
a. To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.
b. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
To take repressive action.

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