Antonyms of noun tributary

1 sense of tributary

Sense 1
feeder, tributary, confluent, affluent -- (a branch that flows into the main stream)
       Antonym of distributary (Sense 1)
      => distributary -- (a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it)

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

1 sense of tributary

Sense 1
feeder, tributary, confluent, affluent -- (a branch that flows into the main stream)
       => branch -- (a stream or river connected to a larger one)

Antonyms of adj tributary

3 senses of tributary

Sense 1
tributary -- ((of a stream) flowing into a larger stream)

INDIRECT (VIA secondary) -> primary -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Sense 2
tributary -- (paying tribute; "a tributary colony")

INDIRECT (VIA obligated) -> unobligated -- (not obligated)

Sense 3
conducive, contributing (prenominal), contributive, contributory, tributary -- (tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor")

INDIRECT (VIA causative) -> noncausative, noncausal -- (not causative)

Similarity of adj tributary

3 senses of tributary

Sense 1
tributary -- ((of a stream) flowing into a larger stream)
       => secondary (vs. primary) -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

Sense 2
tributary -- (paying tribute; "a tributary colony")
       => obligated (predicate) (vs. unobligated) -- (caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan")

Sense 3
conducive, contributing (prenominal), contributive, contributory, tributary -- (tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor")
       => causative (vs. noncausative) -- (producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime")

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