What is another word for bondage?

Synonyms for bondage
ˈbɒn dɪdʒbondage

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Wiktionary

  1. bondagenoun

    Antonyms:
    freedom

  2. bondagenoun

    In Judeo-Christian tradition, the Israelites fled bondage at the hands of the Egyptians, only to wander in the wilderness for the next four decades.

    Antonyms:
    freedom

  3. bondagenoun

    He lived in financial bondage to his cocaine habit; no matter how much he earned, it all seemed to disappear up his nose.

    Antonyms:
    freedom

  4. bondagenoun

    Their marriage broke up when she discovered he had been engaging in bondage games with a local dominatrix while he was supposedly working out at the gym.

    Antonyms:
    freedom

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bondage

    Bonds may be of cord, leather, or any other substance that can bind; chains are of linked metal. Manacles and handcuffs are for the hands, fetters are primarily chains or jointed iron fastenings for the feet; gyves may be for either. A shackle is a metallic ring, clasp, or bracelet-like fastening for encircling and restraining a limb: commonly one of a pair, used either for hands or feet. Bonds, fetters, and chains are used in a general way for almost any form of restraint. Gyves is now wholly poetic, and the other words are mostly restricted to the literary style; handcuffs is the specific and irons the general term in popular usage; as, the prisoner was put in irons. Bonds, chains, and shackles are frequently used in the metaphorical sense.

    Synonyms:
    bonds, chains, custody, durance, duress, fetter, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles, shackles

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bondage

    Synonyms:
    servitude, confinement, imprisonment, incarceration, subjection, serfdom, thraldom, captivity, slavery

    Antonyms:
    freedom, liberty, independence, manumission, liberation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bondagenoun

    the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power

    "he was in bondage to fear:; "he sought release from his bondage to Satan"; "a self freed from the bondage of time"

    Synonyms:
    thralldom, slavery, thraldom, thrall

  2. bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldomnoun

    the state of being under the control of another person

    Synonyms:
    slaveholding, thralldom, slavery, thraldom, thrall

  3. bondagenoun

    sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

    Synonyms:
    thralldom, slavery, thraldom, thrall

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bondagenoun

    Synonyms:
    servitude, slavery, thraldom, captivity, imprisonment, confinement, bond-service, bonds, restraint of personal liberty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bondagenoun

    Synonyms:
    servitude, slavery, captivity, bond service, thralldom, durance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bondage":

    servitude, easement, slavery, bonded, enslavement, serfdom, captivity

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How to use bondage in a sentence?

  1. Dan Quayle:

    Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.

  2. William James:

    Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.

  3. Chuck Negron:

    He came to visit and told me, ‘Chuck, you have to pray and you have to ask for the acceptance of God’s will in your life’, … I fell asleep in the middle of a horrific withdrawal… But there is no sleep really because your body is just aching, it’s electric… [But] when I woke up, the obsession was gone. And I knew God had helped me. Chuck Negron performing today. (Courtesy of Chuck Negron) I believe God came and did for me what I couldn’t do for myself and relieved me from the bondage of addiction… I knew God had helped me. From that time on my faith grew stronger and stronger. It changed my life.

  4. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

  5. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Faith without love is to be in people’s bondage. Love without faith, is to be in your own bondage.


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