disinhibition

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ inhibition

Noun[edit]

disinhibition (countable and uncountable, plural disinhibitions)

  1. A lack or loss of inhibition.
    • 2007 December 12, Elizabeth Hampson, Connie L. Ellis and Christine M. Tenk, “On the Relation Between 2D:4D and Sex-Dimorphic Personality Traits”, Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9263-3: 
      Consistent with this hypothesis, females from opposite-sex twin pairs showed significant increases over females from same-sex twin pairs in the total sensation-seeking, disinhibition, and experience-seeking scales of the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS).

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