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inhibition

Synonyms of inhibition in English:

noun

  • 1 (usually inhibitions) not everyone managed to overcome their inhibitions
    shyness, reticence, self-consciousness, reserve, diffidence, bashfulness, coyness, embarrassment, unease, wariness, reluctance, discomfort, hesitance, hesitancy, apprehension, nerves, nervousness, insecurity;
    lack of confidence, unassertiveness, timidity, timorousness;
    repression, restraint, constraint, reservation, mental block, psychological block
    informal hang-up
  • 2 the inhibition of news publishing by libel laws
    [Antonyms] encouragement, promotion
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