Synonyms of inhibition in English:

inhibition


See definition of inhibition

noun

1usually inhibitions‘not everyone managed to overcome their inhibitions’

SYNONYMS

shyness, reticence, self-consciousness, reserve, diffidence, bashfulness, coyness, embarrassment, unease, wariness, reluctance, discomfort, hesitance, hesitancy, apprehension, nerves, nervousness, insecurity

lack of confidence, unassertiveness, timidity, timorousness

repression, restraint, constraint, reservation, mental block, psychological block

informal hang-up

2‘the inhibition of news publishing by libel laws’

SYNONYMS

hindrance, hampering, holding back, discouragement, obstruction, impediment, retardation

curbing, checking, suppression, repression, restriction, restraint, constraint, bridling, shackling, fettering, cramping, baulking, frustration, arrest, stifling, smothering, prevention, blocking, thwarting, foiling, quashing, stopping, halting, putting an end to, putting an stop to, nipping in the bud

curb, check, bar, barrier, straitjacket

ANTONYMS

encouragement, promotion