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

1 sense of dependent

Sense 1
dependant, dependent -- (a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support))
       => recipient, receiver -- (a person who receives something)

Antonyms of adj dependent

6 senses of dependent

Sense 1
dependent (vs. independent) -- (relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture")

independent (vs. dependent) -- (free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism")
        => autarkic, autarkical -- (of countries; not relying on imports)
        => autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant -- ((of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment)
        => autonomous -- (existing as an independent entity; "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies")
        => breakaway, fissiparous, separatist -- (having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction")
        => commutative -- ((of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a")
        => free-living, nonparasitic, nonsymbiotic -- (not parasitic on another organism)
        => indie -- ((of pop groups) not affiliated with a major recording company)
        => individual, case-by-case, item-by-item -- (separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis")
        => self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-sustaining -- (able to provide for your own needs without help from others; "a self-sufficing economic unit")
        => self-supporting -- (financially independent; "now that my children are self-supporting")
        => single-handed -- (without help from others; "a single-handed accomplishment")
        => strong-minded -- (marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment)
        => unaffiliated -- (not affiliated)
        => unconditional -- (not contingent; not determined or influenced by someone or something else)

Sense 2
dependent, dependant, qualified -- (contingent on something else)

INDIRECT (VIA conditional) -> unconditional, unconditioned -- (not conditional; "unconditional surrender")

Sense 3
dependent (vs. independent), subordinate -- ((of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence")

independent (vs. dependent), main(prenominal) -- ((of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb")

Sense 4
pendent, pendant, dependent -- (held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes")

INDIRECT (VIA supported) -> unsupported -- (not held up or borne; "removal of the central post left the roof unsupported")

Sense 5
subject, dependent -- (being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince")

INDIRECT (VIA subordinate) -> insubordinate -- (not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys")

Sense 6
dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out -- (addicted to a drug)

INDIRECT (VIA addicted) -> unaddicted -- (not addicted)

Similarity of adj dependent

6 senses of dependent

Sense 1
dependent (vs. independent) -- (relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture")
       => babelike -- (like a baby especially in dependence; "babelike innocence and dependence")
       => helpless -- (unable to manage independently; "as helpless as a baby")
       => interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial -- (mutually dependent)
       => myrmecophilous -- (living symbiotically with ants)
       => parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking -- (of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his indolent leechlike existence")
       => reliant -- (relying on another for support; "dependent on Middle Eastern oil")
       => symbiotic -- (used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each)
       => underage -- (dependent by virtue of youth)
          Also See-> unfree#2

Sense 2
dependent, dependant, qualified -- (contingent on something else)
       => conditional (vs. unconditional) -- (imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid")

Sense 3
dependent (vs. independent), subordinate -- ((of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence")

Sense 4
pendent, pendant, dependent -- (held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes")
       => supported (vs. unsupported) -- (held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends")

Sense 5
subject, dependent -- (being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince")
       => subordinate (vs. insubordinate) -- (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom")

Sense 6
dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out -- (addicted to a drug)
       => addicted (vs. unaddicted) -- (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming; "she is addicted to chocolate"; "addicted to cocaine")

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