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What is the opposite of free?

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Adjective
(expensive) Opposite of given or available without charge or cost
“The product is moving very slowly because it is very expensive.”
Adjective
(paid for) Opposite of given or available without charge or cost
“This handbag wasn't free. Rather, it was handsomely priced as a matter of fact.”
Adjective
(free of, free from) Opposite of not subject to or affected by something
“The holidays were almost over, and he dreaded the fact that he would soon be encumbered by a barrage of school assignments and homework.”
Adjective
Opposite of not engaged in work, responsibilities or obligations
“I will actually still be busy this weekend as I still have plenty of work to complete.”
Adjective
(of equipment or a facility) Opposite of available for use
“The elderly lady looked around for a place to sit inside the train, but all the seats were already taken.”
Adjective
(of a state or institution) Opposite of not subject to foreign intervention or a despotic government
“The citizens were subjugated by a dictatorial form of government.”
Adjective
Opposite of not confined or imprisoned
“Amanda spent almost four years imprisoned in Italy for a crime she did not commit.”
Adjective
(free to) Opposite of allowed or permitted to do something
“The doors will be locked and you will be prohibited from leaving until after the event has completed.”
Adjective
Opposite of not physically obstructed
“If we do not complete roadworks by early morning, the usual free flow of traffic will be obstructed.”
Adjective
Opposite of not physically fixed or attached
“You can remove the cover by holding its attached end and pulling it away from the device.”
Adjective
Opposite of using or expending without restraint
“He has plenty of cash in the bank after years of being extremely frugal with his money.”
Adjective
Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
Adjective
Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
Adjective
Opposite of having no husband or wife
Adjective
Opposite of not restrained, restricted or controlled
Adjective
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or expression, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Adjective
Opposite of given or done free of charge
Adjective
Opposite of open, free, and unhampered
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to be generous or to show concern for others
Adjective
Opposite of predisposed to leniency
Adjective
Opposite of done deliberately through one's own volition after thorough consideration
Adjective
Opposite of free from an obligation or liability imposed on others
Adjective
Opposite of in an idle state due to not being used or employed
Adjective
Opposite of having an arrogant, self-important or pompous manner
Adjective
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“Access to these amenities is restricted.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressing opinions or feelings freely or loudly
Adjective
Opposite of given or supplied free of charge
Verb
Opposite of to release from confinement
“The county would imprison Steven after he was convicted of a crime under controversial circumstances.”
Verb
Opposite of to release from a physical restraint
“They set up a lure to trap the rat that had been plaguing their home.”
Verb
Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
(free up) Opposite of to remove unwanted items from a surface, space or area
“Let's fill up the spare room with all of our hoarded junk while we figure out the best way to dispose of them.”
Verb
Opposite of to part with a possession or right
“Despite your continued insistence, I must reserve my precious time for use on more pressing matters.”
Verb
Opposite of to make assets or funds available
“The banks would freeze the politician's bank accounts under instruction from law enforcement.”
Verb
(fasten) Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
Verb
(bridle) Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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Opposite of to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
Verb
Opposite of to remove from suspicion or guilt
Verb
Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
Verb
Opposite of to free from a tangled or twisted state
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