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Synonyms of freedom in English:


  • 1 the prisoners made a desperate bid for freedom
    [Antonyms] captivity
  • 2 a national revolution was the only path to freedom
    independence, self-government, self-determination, self-legislation, self rule, home rule, sovereignty, autonomy, autarky, democracy;
    self-sufficiency, individualism, separation, non-alignment;
    emancipation, enfranchisement
    [Antonyms] dependence
  • 3 they want freedom from local political accountability
    exemption, immunity, dispensation, exception, exclusion, release, relief, reprieve, absolution, exoneration;
    informalletting off, a let-off
    [Antonyms] liability
  • 4 the law interfered with their freedom of expression
    privilege, prerogative, due
  • 5 patients have more freedom to choose who treats them
    [Antonyms] restriction
  • 6 I admire her freedom of manner
    naturalness, openness, lack of reserve/inhibition, casualness, informality, lack of ceremony, spontaneity, ingenuousness
  • 7 he treats her with too much freedom
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