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Synonyms for independence
ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənsin·de·pen·dence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. independence

    In general terms, it may be said that freedom is absolute, liberty relative; freedom is the absence of restraint, liberty is primarily the removal or avoidance of restraint; in its broadest sense, it is the state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances. Freedom and liberty are constantly interchanged; the slave is set at liberty, or gains his freedom; but freedom is the nobler word. Independence is said of states or nations, freedom and liberty of individuals; the independence of the United States did not secure liberty or freedom to its slaves. Liberty keeps quite strictly to the thought of being clear of restraint or compulsion; freedom takes a wider range, applying to other oppressive influences; thus, we speak of freedom from annoyance or intrusion. License is, in its limited sense, a permission or privilege granted by adequate authority, a bounded liberty; in the wider sense, license is an ignoring and defiance of all that should restrain, and a reckless doing of all that individual caprice or passion may choose to do — a base and dangerous counterfeit of freedom. Compare ALLOW; PERMISSION.

    Synonyms:
    emancipation, freedom, liberty, license

    Antonyms:
    captivity, compulsion, constraint, imprisonment, necessity, obligation, oppression, serfdom, servitude, slavery, superstition, thraldom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. independence, independencynoun

    freedom from control or influence of another or others

    Synonyms:
    independency

  2. independencenoun

    the successful ending of the American Revolution

    "they maintained close relations with England even after independence"

    Synonyms:
    independency

  3. Independencenoun

    a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail

    Synonyms:
    independency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. independencenoun

    Synonyms:
    freedom, liberty, self-direction, exemption from control

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. independencenoun

    Synonyms:
    freedom, self-government, liberty, autonomy, opulence, affluence

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How to use independence in a sentence?

  1. Arianna Arcara:

    He valued independence in journalism, and that is what we at Cesura want to maintain, you can be a photographer to win prizes or sell pictures and move on. ... But when you focus on what you really want to do, what you believe in, you can grow.

  2. Clay Doss:

    To seek Taiwan independence will get nowhere and China never allow any part of its territory to be separated.

  3. Nasir El-Rufai:

    We are waiting for the person who will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country, we have got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible.

  4. Marty Baron:

    Bernie Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians -- of every ideology -- who complain about their coverage, contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.

  5. Peter Altmaier:

    This should also be a top priority for the next European Commission, with this, we will secure jobs and prosperity in Germany and Europe. And, above all, it's what will give Europe its economic sovereignty and independence.


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