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1. pent-up

adjective. characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions.

Synonyms

  • repressed

Antonyms

  • unreserved
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • pent (English)
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Pent Up

  • closeup
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  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

Example sentences of the word pent-up


1. Noun Phrase
These pent up feelings can erupt and lead to conflict.

2. Noun Phrase
Labs are a very energetic breed, so barking is sometimes a way to release pent up energy.

3. Noun Phrase
This is a great way to get rid of some of that pent up stress.

4. Noun Phrase
Spritz it in corners and near entryways to purify the air and disperse pent up energy.

Quotes containing the word pent-up


1. There is a power that can be created out of pent-up indignation, courage, and the inspiration of a common cause, and that if enough people put their minds and bodies into that cause, they can win. It is a phenomenon recorded again and against in the history of popular movements against injustice all over the world*is a power that can be created out of pent-up indignation, courage, and the inspiration of a common cause, and that if enough people put their minds and bodies into that cause, they can win. It is a phenomenon recorded again and against in the history of popular movements against injustice all over the world.
*- Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times


2. pumped-up

adjective. tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline.

Synonyms

  • pumped
  • tense
  • pumped up

Antonyms

  • wireless
  • unbound
  • easy
  • unagitated

3. runner-up

noun. ['ˈrʌnɝˌəp'] the competitor who finishes second.

Synonyms

  • competitor
  • contender
  • second best
  • challenger
  • competition

Antonyms

  • cooperation

4. up-to-date

adjective. reflecting the latest information or changes.

Antonyms

  • styleless

5. chin-up

noun. an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar.

Synonyms

  • pull-up

6. pent

adjective. ['ˈpɛnt'] closely confined.

Synonyms

  • confined

Antonyms

  • louden
  • open up

7. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. up

verb. ['ˈʌp'] raise.

Antonyms

  • low spirits

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] getting higher or more vigorous.

Synonyms

  • rising

Antonyms

  • side
  • bottom

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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