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What is the opposite of freedom?

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Noun
Opposite of the state of being free from imprisonment or enslavement
“Not long after being released, Steven would find himself in captivity yet again.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of not being subjected to domination or subjugation
“William Wallace encouraged his fellow Scotsmen to fight against their servitude.”
Noun
(freedom from) Opposite of the state of being exempted from something undesirable
“Now that he was starting to make a lot of money, he began to dread his impending liability to heavy taxation.”
Noun
Opposite of one's right to speak, think or act
“With despotic governments, heavy censorship of speech and expression is common.”
Noun
Opposite of the power of self-determination
“Because I was caught misbehaving, my parents have placed a restriction on the amount of time I can spend on the PlayStation this week.”
Noun
Opposite of openness or familiarity in speech or behavior
“I was nervous, and I spoke to the president with a reservation that reflected my uneasiness.”
Noun
Opposite of relaxed or open friendliness or intimacy between people
Noun
Opposite of a moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
“The government's prohibition of chewing gum greatly angered the nation's citizens.”
Noun
Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
Noun
Opposite of exemption from punishment or loss
Noun
Opposite of the absence of embarrassment, constraint, discomfort or awkwardness
“Capturing beautifully the awkwardness that follows a first intimate encounter, the scene evolves into a roller coaster of emotion.”
Noun
Opposite of a special right or advantage, granted or available only to a particular person or group
“They not only live in impoverished neighborhoods but have the disadvantage of poor education.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of releasing (someone) from their current state
“Pastor, I wondered if you had decided that his recruitment was dependent on his being required for the Omega mission.”
Noun
Opposite of approval, or permission to proceed
Noun
Opposite of able to be changed easily
Noun
Opposite of freedom from worries or problems
“Not that the life of the monk is meant to be miserable but it is nevertheless a life of hardship and deprivation in which one must find his peace.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of freedom from interference or bother
“Excuse the intrusion, but may I ask you a few questions?”
Noun
(the run of) Opposite of free and unrestricted use of or access to
“Downwardly mobile, despite their gentle origins, these men had limited resources and restricted access to luxurious apparel.”
Noun
Opposite of a period or time free from engagement
“He couldn't get his head out of his work, and rarely did he spend quality time with his family.”
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional calm
“I cannot help but feel some degree of discomposure if we do not get some travel insurance prior to our trip.”
Noun
Opposite of tolerance
Noun
Opposite of time during which an activity is stopped
Noun
Opposite of the state of being equal in status, rights, or opportunities
“The inequality in the world just now is reprehensible, but human ingenuity and enterprise can triumph against the odds.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of feeling safe, stable, and free from fear or anxiety
“She had emotional insecurity, adjustment difficulties, intense emotional reactivity to trivial issues, and was submissive in interpersonal situations.”
Noun
Opposite of a complete lack of inhibition or restraint
“With the right mix of commitment, hard work, and restraint with junk food, his body transformation was a raging success.”
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