Synonyms of asylum in English:


See definition of asylum


1‘he appealed to Germany for political asylum’


refuge, sanctuary, shelter, safety, safe keeping, protection, security, immunity

haven, safe haven, retreat, sanctum, harbour, port in a storm, oasis

safe house, fastness, hideaway, hideout, bolt-hole, foxhole, hiding place, den

2‘his father went mad and was confined to an asylum’


psychiatric hospital, mental hospital, mental institution, mental asylum, institution

informal madhouse, nuthouse, loony bin, funny farm

North American informal bughouse, booby hatch

dated lunatic asylum

archaic bedlam