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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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inhibit
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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as in: he is shy and inhibited Define
restrained behavior -- especially due to a lack of confidence
  • I think their inhibition comes by the means of the late innovation.

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  • She’s personable and funny with her friends, but tends to be inhibited with strangers.
  • I had not yet considered that my dream girl would also lack any inhibition about language; my companions of the past would have been unable to utter the word "breast" without blushing.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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as in: inhibited the growth of... Define
to limit the activity of someone or something
as in: he is shy and inhibited Define
restrained behavior -- especially due to a lack of confidence
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