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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 of detainment delay, detention, holdback, holding pattern, holdup, waitWords Related to detainment deferment, deferral, postponement; reprieve, respite; foot-dragging, hesitation, lag, pause, setback, slowdownNear Antonyms of detainment 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 of detainment detainer, detention, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarcerationWords Related to detainment captivity, confinement, internment; apprehension, arrest, arrestment, bust [slang], collar, pinch; capture, entrapment, seizure; enchainment, restraintNear Antonyms of detainment emancipation, freedom, liberationAntonyms of detainment discharge, release


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