Pent-up

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  • 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 travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • India headed for capex revival, $360 bln in orders - BofA
    Reuters Market Eye - Bank of America Merrill Lynch expects capex revival for India. Cites pent-up demand, governments focus to ease bottlenecks as key factors. Says expect $360 billion in orders over FY15-17 ... Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Moody's: Slowdown in China, EU, Brazil and South Africa Drag on Global Growth for 2015/16
    Global GDP growth is likely to be supported by the realisation of pent-up consumer and investment demand in the US, but it will still not lead to a significant rebound for the next two years, as slowdown in China, Eurozone, Brazil and South Africa drag, Moody's said on Monday. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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