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Synonyms for detention
dɪˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

    a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

    "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, postponement, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, hands

  2. detention(noun)

    a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

    "the detention of tardy pupils"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, custody, hold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detention

    Synonyms:
    retention, retaining, hindrance

    Antonyms:
    relinquishment, abandonment, letting go

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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  1. detention

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