Synonyms and Antonyms of imprisonment

  1. 1 the act of confining or the state of being confined the offense is punishable by a fine or imprisonment Synonyms captivity, confinement, immurement, impoundment, internment, incarceration, prisonRelated Words bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrestNear Antonyms emancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty

  2. 2 the state of being held in lawful custody the long years of imprisonment had taken their toll on his mind and spirit as well as his body Synonyms detainer, detainment, hold, immurement, detention, 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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