Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun captive

3 senses of captive

Sense 1
prisoner, captive -- (a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war)
       => unfortunate, unfortunate person -- (a person who suffers misfortune)

Sense 2
captive -- (an animal that is confined)
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sense 3
captive -- (a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion)
       => emotional person -- (a person subject to strong states of emotion)

Antonyms of adj captive

2 senses of captive

Sense 1
captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)

INDIRECT (VIA unfree) -> free -- (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice")

Sense 2
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")

INDIRECT (VIA attentive) -> inattentive -- (showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter")

Similarity of adj captive

2 senses of captive

Sense 1
captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)
       => unfree (vs. free) -- (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)

Sense 2
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")
       => attentive (vs. inattentive) -- ((often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor")

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