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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
inhibit

Synonyms:

noun
inhibit
conquer, curb, stamp down, subdue, suppress.
repress
hold back, study at restrain.
verb
change
inhibit.
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, daunt, deflect, depress, derail, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
emotion
inhibit.
hinder
baffle, block, bottleneck, brake, bung, burden, catch, choke, clog, complicate, congest, constipate, constrain, cramp, crimp, cripple, curb, dam, delay, detain, drag, encumber, entangle, entrap, fetter, foul, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, handicap, impair, interrupt, jam, mire, paralyze, plug, restrict, snag, snarl, stay, stop, tangle, thwart.
oppose
antagonize, challenge, conflict, confront, contradict, counter, counteract, counterattack, cross, defy, disagree, dispute, fight, hinder, impede, intercept, interfere, meddle, object, obstruct, oppose, oppress, protest, rebuff, repel, repress, repulse, resist, suppress.
prohibit
control, curtail, deny, disallow, disapprove, disqualify, forbid, outlaw, preclude, prohibit, refuse, reject.
restrain
bind, bridle, collar, confine, constrict, leash, shackle, tether.
restrict, prevent
arrest, avert, bar, bit, bridle, check, constrain, cramp, curb, discourage, enjoin, faze, forbid, frustrate, hinder, hog-tie, hold back, hold in, impede, interdict, keep in, obstruct, outlaw, prohibit, repress, restrain, sandbag, stop, stymie, suppress, taboo, ward, withhold, hang up, hold down, put on brakes.
social
inhibit.
Examples of usage:
  1. The priest must needs be to preserve the world from the anarchy of too many reformers, but his power, if long continued, tends to inhibit the divine spirit of discontent which makes for human advancement. – The Black Man's Place in South Africa by Peter Nielsen
  2. In the female, the ovary, that is to say, the interstitial cells of the ovary, inhibit the growth of hair upon the face. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  3. But the power to alter, postpone, or entirely inhibit, nervous movements is but a part of the general work ascribed to the cerebrum as the organ of the mind. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  4. You worked your way outward on this run, and the High Council didn't see fit to erase those memories or inhibit them. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. In the simple, primitive community of savages, serfs, or slaves, there is no restraint on either nutritive or reproductive enjoyments; there is no adequate motive for restraint; there are no claims of future wants to inhibit the gratification of present wants; there are no high standards, no ideals. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis

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