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Synonyms for hostage

noun person held captive until captor's demand is met
  • captive
  • prisoner
  • victim
  • earnest
  • guaranty
  • pawn
  • pledge
  • scapegoat
  • security
  • surety
  • token
  • sacrificial lamb

Antonyms for hostage

  • captor
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.