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