Antonyms for inquisitionˌɪn kwəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌɪŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Inquisition(noun)

    a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy

  2. inquisition(noun)

    a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. inquisition

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    Synonyms:
    chase, hunt, hunting, pursuit, search

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