What are some opposite words for liberty?

Antonyms for liberty
ˈlɪb ər ti

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autonomy, liberty(noun)

    immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

    Synonyms:
    indecorum, autonomy, self-direction, familiarity, shore leave, impropriety, self-sufficiency, self-reliance

  2. liberty(noun)

    freedom of choice

    "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"

    Synonyms:
    impropriety, indecorum, familiarity, autonomy, shore leave

  3. liberty(noun)

    personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression

    Synonyms:
    impropriety, indecorum, familiarity, autonomy, shore leave

  4. shore leave, liberty(noun)

    leave granted to a sailor or naval officer

    Synonyms:
    impropriety, indecorum, familiarity, autonomy, shore leave

  5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, liberty(noun)

    an act of undue intimacy

    Synonyms:
    intimacy, indecency, autonomy, casualness, conversancy, closeness, indecorousness, familiarity, indecorum, impropriety, acquaintance, shore leave, conversance, improperness

Wiktionary

  1. liberty(noun)

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  2. liberty(noun)

    The condition of being free from control or restrictions.

    The army is here, your liberty is assured.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  3. liberty(noun)

    The condition of being free from imprisonment, slavery or forced labour.

    The prisoners gained their liberty from an underground tunnel.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  4. liberty(noun)

    The condition of being free to act, believe or express oneself as one chooses.

    The prisoners were at liberty to speak freely with their lawyers.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  5. liberty(noun)

    Freedom from excess government control.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  6. liberty(noun)

    A short period when a sailor is allowed ashore.

    We're going on a three-day liberty as soon as we dock.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  7. liberty(noun)

    A breach of social convention (often liberties).

    You needn't take such liberties.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

  8. liberty(noun)

    A local government unit in medieval England – see liberty.

    Synonyms:
    freedom

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. liberty

    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, freedom, independence, license

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. liberty(n)

    Antonyms:
    captivity, bondage, servitude, subjection, constraint, serfdom, slavery

    Synonyms:
    freedom, independence, privilege, permission

Editors Contribution

  1. lockdown

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

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How to use liberty in a sentence?

  1. Arthur Garfield Hays:

    Indignation boils my blood at the thought of the heritage we are throwing away; at the thought that, with few exceptions, the fight for freedom is left to the poor, forlorn and defenseless, and to the few radicals and revolutionaries who would make use of liberty to destroy, rather than to maintain, American institutions.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    He and I have been side by side in a great many fights in the U.S. Senate, standing for liberty, they worked very, very hard.

  3. Ahmed Moosa:

    If the Bible is inspired, then it should be a book that no man - no number of men - could produce. It should contain the perfection of philosophy. It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature. There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science. Its morality should be the highest, the purest. Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired. It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous. It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy, and the spirit of liberty. It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity, and superstition. It should develop the brain and civilise the heart. It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. It should be true”. “Does the Bible satisfy this standard?” Robert G. Ingersoll, renowned Bible Scholar, in his book, “Lectures and Essays”.

  4. Rafael Cruz:

    There are a lot of people here in Iowa and across the country whose hearts are breaking, watching what has happened in the last two weeks, we have seen a grossly unfair vilification of religious liberty.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

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