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detainment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of detainment

  1. 1 an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <the returning vacationers' detainment at the border only lasted a few minutes> Synonyms delay, detention, holdback, holding pattern, holdup, waitRelated Words deferment, deferral, postponement; reprieve, respite; foot-dragging, hesitation, lag, pause, setback, slowdownNear Antonyms haste, rush; dispatch, promptitude, promptness

  2. 2 the state of being held in lawful custody <she'll be kept in detainment until the trial if she can't post bail> Synonyms detainer, detention, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarcerationRelated Words captivity, confinement, internment; apprehension, arrest, arrestment, bust [slang], collar, pinch; capture, entrapment, seizure; enchainment, restraintNear Antonyms emancipation, freedom, liberationAntonyms discharge, release




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