Definition of inhibited in English:
Unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint: I could never appear nude, I’m far too inhibited
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- Freud's inhibited, controlled nature extended to his autobiography, which concentrates almost entirely upon the development of psychoanalysis and tells us next to nothing about his personal life.
- These results are consistent with retrospective reports of infant irritability, insomnia, and colic among inhibited children.
- Facing new situations is thought to result in gradual desensitization for the inhibited child, just as facing a feared stimulus does in the treatment of phobias.
shy, reticent, self-conscious, reserved, diffident, bashful, coy, embarrassed, uneasy, wary, reluctant, uncomfortable, hesitant, apprehensive, nervous, insecure;
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