What are some opposite words for freedom?

Antonyms for freedom
ˈfri dəm

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term freedom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freedom(noun)

    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

    Synonyms:
    exemption

  2. exemption, freedom(noun)

    immunity from an obligation or duty

    Synonyms:
    exemption, immunity, granting immunity

Wiktionary

  1. freedom(noun)

    Antonyms:
    constraint, bondage

  2. freedom(noun)

    Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.

    Antonyms:
    constraint, bondage

  3. freedom(noun)

    Antonyms:
    bondage, constraint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. freedom

    In general terms, it may be said that freedom is absolute, liberty relative; freedom is the absence of restraint, liberty is primarily the removal or avoidance of restraint; in its broadest sense, it is the state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances. Freedom and liberty are constantly interchanged; the slave is set at liberty, or gains his freedom; but freedom is the nobler word. Independence is said of states or nations, freedom and liberty of individuals; the independence of the United States did not secure liberty or freedom to its slaves. Liberty keeps quite strictly to the thought of being clear of restraint or compulsion; freedom takes a wider range, applying to other oppressive influences; thus, we speak of freedom from annoyance or intrusion. License is, in its limited sense, a permission or privilege granted by adequate authority, a bounded liberty; in the wider sense, license is an ignoring and defiance of all that should restrain, and a reckless doing of all that individual caprice or passion may choose to do — a base and dangerous counterfeit of freedom. Compare ALLOW; PERMISSION.

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

    Synonyms:
    emancipation, independence, liberty, license

Editors Contribution

  1. detainee

    a detainee is a prisoner and freedom means that you are not a prisoner.

    the detainee felt alive for the first time when he was given his freedom.

    Submitted by rinat on September 22, 2019  
  2. lockdown

    police reaffirm the need for the government to release the lockdown.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 5, 2020  
  3. lockdown

    Submitted by elbertfarage on June 22, 2020  

How to use freedom in a sentence?

  1. Baskut Tuncak:

    The lack of information when needed -- information that could have mitigated or perhaps even prevented this disaster -- is truly tragic, moreover, the reported restrictions on public access to health and safety information and freedom of the press in the aftermath are deeply disturbing, particularly to the extent it risks increasing the number of victims of this disaster.

  2. Attorney General Thelma Aldana:

    We have absolute freedom to investigate any lead that we think might be pertinent relating to the president.

  3. Justin Amash:

    I have the highest regard for them and they're my close friends, i didn't want to be a further distraction for House Freedom Caucus.

  4. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    We've got to maintain freedom of navigation of the seas and in the air.

  5. State Hillary Clinton:

    I am deeply relieved by Alan Gross’ safe return to the United States, and I support President Obama’s decision to change course on Cuba policy, while keeping the focus on our principal objective: supporting the aspirations of the Cuban people for freedom.

How to pronounce freedom?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say freedom in sign language?

  1. freedom

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4772obligation
#9308necessity
#9968constraint
#11237slavery
#13920imprisonment
#18852oppression
#27832captivity
#28924superstition
#37799compulsion
#45272servitude
#83084serfdom

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