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Synonyms for slavery
ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv rislav·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldomnoun

    the state of being under the control of another person

    slaveholding, thralldom, bondage, thraldom, thrall

  2. slavery, slaveholdingnoun

    the practice of owning slaves

    thralldom, thrall, slaveholding, thraldom, bondage

  3. slaverynoun

    work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

    thralldom, thrall, slaveholding, thraldom, bondage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slaverynoun

    bondage, servitude, vassalage, serfdom, thraldom, inthralment, enslavement, captivity

  2. slaverynoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slaverynoun

    bondage, enslavement, servitude, inthrallment, captivity, bond service, vassalage, thralldom, subjection, helotism, drudgery

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slavery":

    enslavement, servitude, slave, bondage, serfdom

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  1. James A. Garfield:

    ..remember that under our institutions there was no middle ground for the negro race between slavery and equal citizenship.

  2. Thomas Greenfield:

    I have seen for Thomas Greenfield how the original sin of slavery weaved White supremacy into our founding documents and principles.

  3. Martha Minow:

    We must always face not only the fact of slavery but also its legacies and ongoing questions of injustice within our community and beyond.

  4. Abdel Fattah Alawari:

    Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around, judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.

  5. Rachel Smucker:

    I’ve always found it to be offensive, as a symbol of protecting slavery and the racism that people of color still face today.

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