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Synonyms for captivitykæpˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement(noun)

    the state of being imprisoned

    "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, internment, captivity, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement

  2. enslavement, captivity(noun)

    the state of being a slave

    "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, captivity, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. captivity

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, constraint, imprisonment, necessity, obligation, oppression, serfdom, servitude, slavery, superstition, thraldom

    Antonyms:
    emancipation, freedom, independence, liberty, license

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. captivity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imprisonment, confinement, duress, durance

  2. captivity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bondage, thraldom, enthralment, servitude, subjection, slavery, vassalage

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List of paraphrases:

families, bondage


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