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See definition of detainee on Dictionary.com
  • as inprisoner
  • as incaptive

synonyms for detainee

  • captive
  • convict
  • hostage
  • con
  • culprit
  • internee
  • jailbird
  • lag
  • lifer
  • loser
  • tough
  • yardbird
  • chain gang member
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How to use detainee in a sentence

The relatives of other political detainees in Saudi Arabia are paying close attention.
SAUDI ACTIVIST LOUJAIN AL HATHLOUL IS OUT OF JAIL. BUT JUSTICE REMAINS A DISTANT HOPEJOSEPH HINCKSFEBRUARY 11, 2021TIME
Those records also show that detainees put in deportation proceedings in July 2020 were twice as likely to opt for voluntary departure than those from a year before.
TO STAY OR TO GO?HANNAH DREIERDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It happened in early June, a time in the pandemic when different agencies in charge of prison inmates and immigration detainees were developing different ways of dealing with viral spread.
TO STAY OR TO GO?HANNAH DREIERDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Marshals Service detainees are all awaiting the completion of their court proceedings, meaning people often come and go as they are arrested, attend their court hearings and are sentenced.
SAN DIEGO’S MANY JAIL OUTBREAKS HAVE THESE FACTORS IN COMMONMAYA SRIKRISHNANDECEMBER 2, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In Otay Mesa, detainees were initially asked to sign a contract in order to receive a mask, the Union-Tribune reported in April.
SAN DIEGO’S MANY JAIL OUTBREAKS HAVE THESE FACTORS IN COMMONMAYA SRIKRISHNANDECEMBER 2, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
All detainees — except for those who are underage or journalists, who are released almost immediately — are packed into cells of roughly 25 square meters, or about 269 square feet.
MISERY IN MINSKEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 18, 2020OZY
Listening to the officers talk, I realized that they are trained not to see detainees as people.
MISERY IN MINSKEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 18, 2020OZY
Whether this object has been attained or not is judged by the life and habits of the detainee on discharge.
THE VAGRANCY PROBLEM.WILLIAM HARBUTT DAWSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 28, 2021
Choose the synonym for explosive
volatile

WORDS RELATED TO DETAINEE

  • bondman
  • bondservant
  • bondwoman
  • con
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • internee
  • prisoner
  • prisoner of war
  • slave
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION