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noun inhibition pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnhɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularinhibition
pluralinhibitions
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a feeling of being embarrassed or not confident that makes it difficult to relax and do or say what you want to

    She had no inhibitions about sleeping with other men.

    Her children expressed themselves without inhibition.

    Alcohol helped him to lose his inhibitions.

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