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Synonyms for imprisonment
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imprisonment

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imprisonment

    Synonyms:
    restraint, incarceration, durance, confinement

    Antonyms:
    freedom, liberation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imprisonmentnoun

    putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, captivity, immurement, internment

  2. 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, captivity, immurement, enslavement

  3. imprisonment, internmentnoun

    the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

    Synonyms:
    internment, poundage, captivity, impounding, immurement, impoundment, incarceration

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imprisonmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, confinement, commitment, restraint, constraint, duress, durance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imprisonmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    incarceration, durance, immurement, duress, confinement, commitment

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How to use imprisonment in a sentence?

  1. Gleisi Hoffmann:

    We consider this to be a political imprisonment, an imprisonment that will expose Brazil before the world, we will become a banana republic.

  2. John McCain:

    Johnson’s imprisonment forced him into the shadows of bigotry and prejudice, and continues to stand as a shameful stain on our nation’s history.

  3. Jim Morrison:

    Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.

  4. Senator Miguel Saguier:

    Such immunity does not prevent the imprisonment of anyone. They are creating a storm in a tea cup.

  5. Mumin Abdullahi:

    Abdiweli Mohamed, the security head of the civil aviation, and Areys Hashi, who was the funder but absent, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the court, areys Hashi is a member of al Shabaab who funded the operation.


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