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Synonyms for prostitution
ˌprɒs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitution, harlotry, whoredom(noun)

    offering sexual intercourse for pay

    whoredom, harlotry


  1. prostitution(noun)

    oldest profession, worlds oldest profession

  2. prostitution(noun)

    Engaging in sexual activity with another person in exchange for compensation, such as money or other valuable goods.

    Her addiction brought her to the point that prostitution was the only means she had to survive.

    oldest profession, worlds oldest profession

  3. prostitution(noun)

    Debasement for unworthy profit or motives.

    The television advertising job was a prostitution of the talents of one of the great writers of the century.

    worlds oldest profession, oldest profession

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prostitution(n.)

    misuse, abuse, perversion, profanation

  2. prostitution(n.)

    unlawful sexual intercourse (on the part of a woman, for hire), harlotry

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prostitution(n)

    harlotry, social evil, whoredom, perversion, misuse, profanation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prostitute, vice, prostitutes

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  1. Stephen King:

    And, you know, there was something about Mike Pence that’s creepy, and I think it has something to do with the hair. The hair doesn’t look like it has strands. It’s just there. He’s like the mean doctor on a soap opera, the one who sells drugs, you know, or has a prostitution ring from Bulgaria or something. He has that look.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only. Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

  3. Robert Kraft:

    New England Patriots also have an interesting provision in Florida law that you have to complete 100 hours of community service and attend a prostitution and human trafficking awareness course.

  4. Polly Adler:

    What it comes down to is this: the grocer, the butcher, the baker, the merchant, the landlord, the druggist, the liquor dealer, the policeman, the doctor, the city father and the politician—these are the people who make money out of prostitution.

  5. Henry Miller:

    Civilization is drugs, alcohol, engines of war, prostitution, machines and machine slaves, low wages, bad food, bad taste, prisons, reformatories, lunatic asylums, divorce, perversion, brutal sports, suicides, infanticide, cinema, quackery, demagogy, strikes, lockouts, revolutions, putsches, colonization, electric chairs, guillotines, sabotage, floods, famine, disease, gangsters, money barons, horse racing, fashion shows, poodle dogs, chow dogs, Siamese cats, condoms, peccaries, syphilis, gonorrhea, insanity, neuroses, etc., etc.

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