pent-up


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pent-up

(pĕnt′ŭp′)
adj.
Not given expression; repressed: pent-up emotions.

pent-up

adj (pent up when postpositive)
1. not released; repressed: pent-up emotions.
2. kept unwillingly: I've been pent up in this office for over a year.

pent′-up′



adj.
confined; restrained; not vented or expressed; curbed: pent-up rage.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pent-up - characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turned his face scarlet"
inhibited - held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"

pent-up

adjective suppressed, checked, curbed, inhibited, held back, stifled, repressed, smothered, constrained, bridled, bottled up He still had a lot of pent-up anger to release.
Translations

pent-up

[ˈpentʌp] ADJ [rage] → contenido, reprimido; [emotion, frustration, energy] → contenido
pent-up demanddemanda f reprimida

pent-up

[ˌpɛntˈʌp] adj (emotions, feelings) → represso/a
References in classic literature ?
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep.
A little further on, I found the older and smaller wall, which used to enclose the pent-up inner prison where nobody was put, except for ceremony.
Europe, and Iran as well as foreign investors - will attend the iBridges conference in Berlin next month, a sign of the pent-up interest in investing in Iran if and when international sanctions are lifted.
USPRwire, Wed Apr 15 2015] BMI attributes growth in vehicle sales over the year-to-date to low base effects and pent-up demand in the market following years of sustained declines.
The good news is the worst is likely over, and pent-up demand will accelerate overall IT sales through the rest of the year, the research firm said.
for the for the pent-up pent-up demand from would-be buyers is said to have been boosted by Demand from would-be buyers is said to have been boosted by improving consumer confidence in the economy, mortgage rates which are still very cheap by historic standards and Government mortgage support schemes such as Help to Buy.
Working in his favor are pent-up demands for the program's benefits and an unlikely collaborator in the insurance industry.
Phoenix is sublime, projecting a pent-up rage of almost unwatchable ferocity.
The ongoing general improvement in auto sales shows pent-up demand and willingness to act on that pent-up demand," Duy said.
Unfortunately, the car salesman, who isn't known for his tact and diplomacy at the best of times, is already in a bad mood following his ex's return from honeymoon, and what should have been a quiet, supportive chat with a grief-stricken Jack soon turns into a violent airing of pent-up grievances.
Encouragingly 62 per cent of respondents in the West Midlands stated that they believe it is 'currently a good time to buy', and that a busy January of people looking for houses was a strong indication of pent-up buyer demand.
It believes there is pent-up demand for small works in most households - a demand which has been severely restricted by a lack of confidence and economic uncertainty.