Synonyms for bottled-up
- held in check
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOTTLED-UP
It was only bottled-up mirth that they were striving hard to suppress.
Put any kind of bottled-up power in his hands, and he feels he must get up and make a bang with it.
He realized that his mind was rebelling as he slept, spilling forth the bottled-up fears of the day during the night hours.
Warnings such as ours pass unnoticed, and platonic tears are bottled-up for posthumous exhibition.
He had endured Caleb's domination with an inner rage that had seemed like a bottled-up tornado to Emma.
If it goes into port anywhere that port can be ruined, and the bottled-up ships can be destroyed at leisure by aerial bombs.
Despite his determination to avoid a "scene," he felt his bottled-up indignation rising.
Bottled-up spirits effervesced wildly; hearts beat bravely; hopes were high.
His eyes became perfectly round, and he looked at his plate with his most bottled-up expression.
It was as though an abscess had broken; all their bottled-up shame and anger concerning their infamous position burst forth.
mid-14c., originally of leather, from Old French boteille (12c., Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis "a cask," which is perhaps from Greek. The bottle, figurative for "liquor," is from 17c.