Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not given expression; repressed: pent-up emotions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not expressed
  • adj. repressed or suppressed, especially of emotions or impulses

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions

Etymologies

pent +‎ up (Wiktionary)

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