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prison

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prison

  1. 1 a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody the ongoing debate whether drug users should go to prison Synonyms of prison bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], jail, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Words Related to prison bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms of prison outside

  2. 2 the act of confining or the state of being confined the view that prison does nothing to cure the criminal—if anything, it makes him worse Synonyms of prison captivity, confinement, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internmentWords Related to prison bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrestNear Antonyms of prison emancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty



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