Definition of hang-up in English:

hang-up

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noun

informal
An emotional problem or inhibition: people with hang-ups about their age
More example sentences
  • Maybe they have fascinatingly complex emotional hang-ups just waiting to be mined by pop psychology - and maybe it's none of our business.
  • I also suffer from the narcissistic delusion that my hang-ups are so uniquely complex that no therapist could possibly know how to deal with me.
  • Abstinence allows the cravings to subside and the mind to clear, leaving the individual free to deal with emotional hang-ups.
Synonyms
neurosis, preoccupation, fixation, obsession, phobia, mania; inhibition, mental block, psychological block, block, difficulty; Frenchidée fixe
informal complex, thing, bee in one's bonnet

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