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1. confinement

noun. ['kənˈfaɪnmənt'] the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them.

Synonyms

  • restraint
  • house arrest
  • committal
  • imprisonment
  • internment
  • commitment

Antonyms

  • honesty
  • paternal
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • confine (English)

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Rhymes with Confinement

  • reassignment
  • realignment
  • consignment
  • refinement
  • assignment
  • alignment

How do you pronounce confinement?

Pronounce confinement as kənˈfaɪnmənt.

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Sentences with confinement


1. Noun, singular or mass
Even beloved pets who receive plenty of attention may seek to escape confinement when their owners are not around.

2. Adjective
The confinement area becomes your dog's den, where he feels safe and can rest.

Quotes about confinement


1. Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits.
- Robert Smithson

2. You’re used to being the smartest guy in the room. Solitary confinement will do that.
- Jarod Kintz, $3.33

3. No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have.
- Søren Kierkegaard

2. confinement

noun. ['kənˈfaɪnmənt'] concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

Synonyms

  • labour
  • obliquity
  • premature labor
  • uterine contraction
  • maternity
  • parturition
  • lying-in
  • childbed
  • premature labour
  • asynclitism
  • birthing
  • travail
  • gestation
  • pregnancy
  • birth
  • parturiency
  • giving birth
  • effacement

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • confine (English)

3. confinement

noun. ['kənˈfaɪnmənt'] the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary).

Synonyms

  • constraint
  • classification
  • restraint
  • stipulation
  • specification
  • circumscription

Antonyms

  • death
  • stillbirth
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • confine (English)

4. confinement

noun. ['kənˈfaɪnmənt'] the state of being confined.

Synonyms

  • immurement
  • detention
  • restraint
  • captivity
  • subjection
  • solitary
  • incarceration
  • detainment
  • solitary confinement
  • imprisonment
  • hold
  • subjugation
  • custody

Antonyms

  • multiple
  • accompanied
  • social
  • gregarious

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • confine (English)
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