What is another word for detaining?

165 synonyms found


[ d_ɪ_t_ˈeɪ_n_ɪ_ŋ], [ dɪtˈe͡ɪnɪŋ], [ dɪtˈe‍ɪnɪŋ]

Synonyms for Detaining:

hindering (adjective) eastern poison oak (noun) hindering (verb) restraining (verb) Other synonyms:

Rhymes for Detaining:

  1. painting, gaining, chaining, draining, waning, training, straining, caning, feigning, raining, reigning, staining;
  2. explaining, remaining, pertaining, constraining, containing, sustaining, campaigning, obtaining, complaining, disdaining, maintaining, attaining, retaining, abstaining, ordaining, refraining, regaining, restraining;
  3. entertaining, ascertaining;

Quotes for Detaining:

  1. Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses. Linda Chavez.
  2. Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review. Otto Schily.
  3. Maybe... there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre -emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent. Mark Thomas.