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

3 senses of accessory

Sense 1
accessory, accoutrement, accouterment -- (clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing)
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Sense 2
accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-on -- (a supplementary component that improves capability)
       => component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")

Sense 3
accessory, accessary -- (someone who helps another person commit a crime)
       => criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor -- (someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime)

Antonyms of adj accessory

2 senses of accessory

Sense 1
accessary, accessory -- (aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Sense 2
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Similarity of adj accessory

2 senses of accessory

Sense 1
accessary, accessory -- (aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

Sense 2
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

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