Definition of inhibited in English:


Syllabification: in·hib·it·ed
Pronunciation: /inˈhibitid


  • 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, reserved, self-conscious, diffident, bashful, coy; wary, reluctant, hesitant, insecure, unconfident, unassertive, timid; withdrawn, repressed, constrained, undemonstrative
    informal uptight, anal-retentive

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