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Pent-up Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turn

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Pent-up Sample Sentences in News

  • Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rise to One-Year High
    Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf said “I believe the housing market will continue its recovery, driven by pent-up demand and affordability that even with the increase in home prices is still far better than the historical average.” Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • iPhone 6 will ride pent-up demand into 2016 -- analyst
    Only around half of the 250 million iPhone 4S units and older models may be upgraded in the near term, leaving plenty of room for fiscal 2015 and 2016, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
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