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Synonyms for captivity
kæpˈtɪv ɪ ticap·tiv·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurementnoun

    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, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement

  2. enslavement, captivitynoun

    the state of being a slave

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

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. captivitynoun

    Synonyms:
    imprisonment, confinement, duress, durance

  2. captivitynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. captivitynoun

    Synonyms:
    bondage, servitude, thralldom, vassalage, slavery

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "captivity":

    families, bondage

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How to use captivity in a sentence?

  1. Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943):

    Beavers bred in captivity, inhabiting a concrete pool, will, if given the timber, fatuously go through all the motions of damming and ancestral stream.

  2. Erika Fleury:

    Attacks from any privately-owned primate in captivity should be expected because these animals are not living healthy lives where they can express their natural urges and engage in natural behaviors.

  3. George Lasry:

    In our paper, we only provide an initial interpretation and summaries of the letters, a deeper analysis by historians could result in a better understanding of Mary’s years in captivity. It would also be great, potentially, to work with historians to produce an edited book of her letters deciphered, annotated, and translated.

  4. Bergdahl Obama:

    We still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity. Period. Full stop. We don't condition that.

  5. Joergen Ree:

    This is a tame animal that is used to get food served so that is why it has made contacts with the fishermen, the question is now whether it can survive by finding food by itself. We have seen cases where other whales that have been in Russian captivity doing fine.


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