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imprisonment

noun

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 of imprisonment captivity, confinement, immurement, impoundment, internment, incarceration, prisonWords Related to imprisonment bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrestNear Antonyms of imprisonment 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 of imprisonment detainer, detainment, hold, immurement, detention, incarcerationWords Related to imprisonment captivity, confinement, internment; apprehension, arrest, arrestment, bust [slang], collar, pinch; capture, entrapment, seizure; enchainment, restraintNear Antonyms of imprisonment emancipation, freedom, liberationAntonyms of imprisonment discharge, release



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