Synonyms of 'freedom'
1 independenceDictionary, democracy, sovereigntyThey want greater political freedom.
the country's first elections since independence in 1962
the spread of democracy in Eastern Europe
They stepped up their demands for local autonomy.
The principle of self-determination is sacred to us.
a campaign for more self-government
rangatiratanga (New Zealand)
2 rightDictionary, privilege, entitlementfreedom of speech
3 libertyDictionary, release, dischargeAll hostages and detainees would gain their freedom.
Three convictions meant three months' loss of liberty.
the secret negotiations necessary to secure the release of the hostages
the emancipation of slaves in the nineteenth century
their sudden deliverance from war
The country's manumission began in 1762.
4 exemptionDictionary, release, relieffreedom from government control
new exemptions for students and the unwaged
a blessed release from the obligation to work
The news will come as a great relief.
He will use parliamentary privilege to make this information public.
The police are offering immunity to witnesses who can help them.
These gangs operate with apparent impunity.
5 licenceDictionary, latitude, a free handfreedom to buy and sell at the best price
The curfew gave the police licence to hunt people as if they were animals.
He would be given every latitude in forming a new government.
a free hand
a dazzling picture book which allows imaginations full play
The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
No one had faith in his ability to do the job.
He believed in giving his staff scope for initiative.
Schoolteachers rarely have leeway to teach the way they want.
a relationship based on openness and trust
Co-stars particularly appreciate his ease on the set.
She spoke with a directness that made him blush.
Sidney's naturalness is the key to his charm.
He has splashed money around with gay abandon.
Close personal familiarity between councillors and staff can prove embarrassing.
He spoke with disarming candour about his childhood.
The reaction to his frankness was hostile.
He was overwhelmed by their cheerfulness and friendly informality.
lack of restraint or reserve
related mania eleutheromania
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say itFreedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently – Die Russische Revolution]We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression ... The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way ... The third is freedom from want ... The fourth is freedom from fear – annual message to Congress]Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains – The Social Contract]No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish – The Two Paths]Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do – Speculum Mentis]Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows – Nineteen Eighty-Four]
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Thesaurus for freedom from the Collins English Thesaurus
Freedom is the state of being allowed to do what you want to do. Freedoms are instances of this.