stifled strangled suppressed
inhibited inhibited adj. 1. held back or restrained or prevented; as, in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear; -- of behaviors. Opposite of {uninhibited}. [Narrower terms: {pent-up, repressed ; {stifled, strangled, suppressed ] Also See: {reserved}, {restrained}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Having a hesitancy or reluctance to exhibit normal emotional reactions; -- of people; as, he was too inhibited to make friends easily. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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