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Synonyms for contraband
ˈkɒn trəˌbænd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraband(adj)

    goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law

    Antonyms:
    legal

  2. bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled(adj)

    distributed or sold illicitly

    "the black economy pays no taxes"

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, blackened, inglorious, grim, calamitous, fatal, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    legal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contraband

    Synonyms:
    illicit, interdicted, smuggled

    Antonyms:
    licit, uninterstated, free

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contraband(a.)

    Synonyms:
    prohibited, illegal, unlawful, illicit

  2. contraband(n.)

    Synonyms:
    illegal traffic

  3. contraband(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prohibited articles

  4. contraband(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] negro slave

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contraband(a)

    Synonyms:
    prohibited, forbidden, unlawful, illegal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contraband":

    smuggling, smuggled, contra-fucking-band, smuggle

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How to use contraband in a sentence?

  1. Susan McNaughton:

    No drugs or contraband or influence of escape, if it clears through the mailroom, it's delivered to the inmate.

  2. Southern Israel:

    They are used for terrorist attacks, but they are also used to smuggle arms and contraband, we have learned that these tunnels are being used well beyond Israel. Korea is another example -- tunnels have been found in North Korea. Here at home, more than 150 tunnels have been found since 2009.

  3. Pope Francis:

    The last forests are menaced by forest fires, poaching, the unrestricted cutting down of valuable woodlands. Plant and animal biodiversity is endangered by contraband and illegal exportation.

  4. Justin Paperny:

    He'll be in with a much different population, and he needs to be sure he doesn't make life there worse. And believe me, matters can be made much worse if, for example, he's associating with the wrong prisoners, smuggling in contraband or associating with guards.

  5. Bryan Stirling:

    This was all about territory. This was about contraband, this was about cellphones, these folks are fighting over real money and real territory while they are incarcerated.

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