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Synonyms for detention

Synonyms for (noun) detention

Synonyms: detention Definition: a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home Usage: the detention of tardy pupils

Similar words: punishment, penalisation, penalization, penalty Definition: the act of punishing

Synonyms: hold, detention, custody, detainment Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) Usage: his detention was politically motivated; the prisoner is on hold; he is in the custody of police

Similar words: confinement Definition: the state of being confined Usage: he was held in confinement