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

2 senses of independent

Sense 1
mugwump, independent, fencesitter -- (a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics))
       => individualist -- (a person who pursues independent thought or action)

Sense 2
freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed person -- (a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Antonyms of adj independent

4 senses of independent

Sense 1
independent (vs. dependent) -- (free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism")

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)

Sense 2
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign -- ((of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state")

INDIRECT (VIA free) -> unfree -- (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)

Sense 3
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")

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
independent -- (not controlled by a party or interest group)

INDIRECT (VIA nonpartisan) -> partisan, partizan -- (devoted to a cause or party)

Similarity of adj independent

4 senses of independent

Sense 1
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)
          Also See-> free#1; separate#1

Sense 2
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign -- ((of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state")
       => free (vs. unfree) -- (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 3
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
independent -- (not controlled by a party or interest group)
       => nonpartisan (vs. partisan), nonpartizan -- (free from party affiliation or bias)

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