Synonyms and Antonyms of DETENTION

the state of being held in lawful custody <he's been in detention since the arrest>
Antonyms discharge, release
an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <an inane joke about a bomb netted the airline passenger no laughs, only a two-hour detention that caused him to miss his flight>

April 28, 2015
portmanteau Hear it
a word formed by the blending of words
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears