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English definition of “pent-up”

pent-up

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˌpentˈʌp/
Pent-up feelings are feelings that you have not expressed for a long time: pent-up angerControlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of pent-up from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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