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liberty

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Synonyms and Antonyms of liberty

  1. 1 the power, right, or opportunity to choose he doesn't want to go to the sales conference, but he doesn't have that liberty Synonyms of liberty alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, choice, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, wayWords Related to liberty determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms of liberty coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  2. 2 the state of being free from the control or power of another the hope that the country's first-ever elections will usher in a new era of liberty and respect for the rule of law Synonyms of liberty autonomy, independence, independency, freedom, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)Words Related to liberty emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms of liberty captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms of liberty dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom

Synonym Discussion of liberty

freedom, liberty, license mean the power or condition of acting without compulsion. freedom has a broad range of application from total absence of restraint to merely a sense of not being unduly hampered or frustrated.
    • freedom of the press
liberty suggests release from former restraint or compulsion.
    • the released prisoner had difficulty adjusting to his new liberty
license implies freedom specially granted or conceded and may connote an abuse of freedom.
    • freedom without responsibility may degenerate into license

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