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Synonyms of inhibition in English:


  • 1 they overcame their inhibitions
    shyness, reticence, self-consciousness, reserve, diffidence;
    wariness, hesitancy, hesitation, insecurity;
    repression, reservation;
    psychological block
  • 2 writing without inhibition
    hindrance, hampering, discouragement, obstruction, impediment, suppression, repression, restriction, restraint, constraint, cramping, stifling, prevention;
    curb, check, bar, barrier
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