Synonyms of captivity
confinementDictionary • An American missionary was released today after more than two months of captivity.
confinement • She had been held in solitary confinement for four months.
custody • Three people appeared in court and two of them were remanded in custody.
detention • the detention without trial of government critics
imprisonment • She was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment.
incarceration • her mother's incarceration in a psychiatric hospital
restraint • There was a meeting and he was put under restraint.
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confinementConfinement is the state of being forced to stay in a prison or another place which you cannot leave.
• She had been held in solitary confinement for four months.
• Three people appeared in court and two of them were remanded in custody.
detentionDetention is when someone is arrested or put into prison, especially for political reasons.
• the detention without trial of government critics
Thesaurus for captivity from the Collins English Thesaurus
the condition of being captive; imprisonment