1. captivity

noun. ['kæpˈtɪvəti'] the state of being imprisoned.


  • confinement
  • immurement
  • incarceration
  • imprisonment
  • durance
  • internment

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Words that Rhyme with Captivity

  • superconductivity
  • radioactivity
  • insensitivity
  • progressivity
  • productivity
  • exclusivity
  • conductivity
  • selectivity
  • relativity
  • reactivity
  • proclivity
  • negativity
  • creativity
  • festivity
  • nativity
  • activity

Example sentences of the word captivity

1. Noun, singular or mass
On average, guppies live longer in captivity than they do in the wild.

Quotes containing the word captivity

1. Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
- William Samuel Johnson

2. You're captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live. … You are captives—and you have made a captive of the world itself. That's what's at stake, isn't it?—your captivity and the captivity of the world.
- Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

3. ...a butterfly is like the soul of a person, it dries out in captivity.
- Marlene Van Niekerk, Agaat

2. captivity

noun. ['kæpˈtɪvəti'] the state of being a slave.


  • subjection
  • subjugation