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Synonyms for prohibition
ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ənpro·hi·bi·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. prohibitionnoun

    Antonyms:
    permission

  2. prohibitionnoun

    any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal

    Antonyms:
    permission

  3. prohibitionnoun

    Antonyms:
    permission

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prohibition

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, rampart, restraint, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prohibition

    Synonyms:
    interdiction, inhibition, interdict, embargo, disallowance

    Antonyms:
    allowance, permission

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prohibitionnoun

    a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages

    "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"

    Synonyms:
    ban, forbiddance, proscription, inhibition, prohibition era

  2. prohibition, ban, proscriptionnoun

    a decree that prohibits something

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, inhibition, forbiddance, ban, banning, prohibition era, proscription, banishment

  3. prohibition, prohibition eranoun

    the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment

    Synonyms:
    ban, forbiddance, proscription, inhibition, prohibition era

  4. prohibitionnoun

    refusal to approve or assent to

    Synonyms:
    ban, forbiddance, proscription, inhibition, prohibition era

  5. prohibition, inhibition, forbiddancenoun

    the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

    "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, inhibition, forbiddance, ban, banning, prohibition era, proscription, suppression

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prohibitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    interdiction, interdict, inhibition, disallowance, embargo

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Prohibition

    Synonyms:
    The Noble Experiment

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How to use prohibition in a sentence?

  1. Florence Sabin:

    The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts - wets, drys, and hypocrites.

  2. Franklin P. Adams:

    Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can't stop what it's meant to stop. We like it. It's left a trail of graft and slime, It don't prohibit worth a dime, It's filled our land with vice and crime. Nevertheless, we're for it.

  3. Brock Wagner:

    We still had Prohibition marketing laws [in Texas] when we opened in 1994, you couldn't have a pre-arranged promotion at a bar or restaurant. You could have a promotion, but you couldn’t tell anyone you were going to have it. It was like throwing a party without inviting anyone.

  4. Neil Roberts:

    Underwriters do still need to be mindful of the remaining restrictions, in particular a prohibition on the use of U.S. dollars.

  5. Cristiane Mazzetti:

    In 2020, despite the prohibition of the use of fire and with the armed forces in the field since mid-May, the fires are still uncontrolled in Greenpeace Amazon, proving once again the inefficiency of the government, the figures show that the strategy adopted by the federal government is inefficient to contain the destruction of the most biodiverse forest on the planet.


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