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English adjective: captive

1. captive being in captivity


Synonymsconfined, imprisoned, jailed


Similarunfree


Antonymsfree

2. captive giving or marked by complete attention to


SamplesThat engrossed look or rapt delight.
Then wrapped in dreams.
So intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred.
Rapt with wonder.
Wrapped in thought.


Synonymsabsorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped


Similarattentive


Antonymsinattentive


English noun: captive

1. captive (person) a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war


Synonymsprisoner


Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person


Narrower (hyponym)con, convict, detainee, hostage, inmate, internee, political detainee, political prisoner, POW, prisoner of war, surety, yard bird, yardbird

2. captive (person) an animal that is confined


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

3. captive (person) a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion


Broader (hypernym)emotional person









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