Synonyms of inhibition in English:


See definition of inhibition


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


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’


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


encouragement, promotion