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adjective as in held within


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In doing so he exposed the failure of other airlines in the region to see the huge pent-up demand for cheap travel.

Many pent-up resentments and latent frustrations are boiling inside the Negro, and he must release them.

Perhaps so much so that he aroused whatever cruelty and anger and lunacy that Hernandez may have had pent up.

Is it the Internet as an escape valve for decades of pent-up rebellion against political correctness?

All that pent-up uncertainty—a “bonus,” by definition, is discretionary—creates paranoia pretty much all year.

Perhaps the words let loose the emotion, though of different kinds, pent up behind their silence.

It was when one of the table-legs overturned the swill-pail that the long pent-up storm burst in a torrent of invective.

Instead, therefore, of receiving her former lover with dangerous pent-up fires, Lilian now feels pity for him.

At last his pent-up affections gave way, and he sought his chamber and wept there in secret.

Another moment and he was in her arms, silent, speechless, with long arrears of pent-up emotion.

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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pent-up, such as: repressed, stifled, suppressed, bottled-up, bridled, and checked.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.