What are some alternative words for independent?

Synonyms for independent
ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mugwump, independent, fencesitter(noun)

    a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

    Synonyms:
    mugwump, free-lance, freelancer, free lance, freelance, fencesitter, self-employed person

    Antonyms:
    helpless, mutualist, unfree, leechlike, parasitical, reliant, babelike, bloodsucking, underage, partisan, subordinate, symbiotic, partizan, myrmecophilous, dependent, parasitic, interdependent, mutually beneficial

  2. freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed person(adj)

    a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

    Synonyms:
    fencesitter, mugwump, free-lance, freelancer, free lance, freelance, self-employed person

    Antonyms:
    subordinate, leechlike, bloodsucking, mutually beneficial, dependent, symbiotic, mutualist, partisan, parasitical, parasitic, babelike, partizan, unfree, helpless, myrmecophilous, underage, reliant, interdependent

  3. independent(adj)

    free from external control and constraint

    "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"

    Synonyms:
    self-governing, autonomous, main(a), sovereign

    Antonyms:
    bloodsucking, underage, mutually beneficial, babelike, leechlike, mutualist, symbiotic, partizan, dependent, partisan, interdependent, helpless, myrmecophilous, subordinate, unfree, parasitical, reliant, parasitic

  4. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(adj)

    (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

    Synonyms:
    main(a), self-reliant, supreme, autonomous, sovereign, self-governing, self-directed

    Antonyms:
    symbiotic, myrmecophilous, mutually beneficial, interdependent, leechlike, unfree, babelike, dependent, bloodsucking, underage, partizan, helpless, mutualist, partisan, parasitical, subordinate, reliant, parasitic

  5. independent, main(a)(adj)

    (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"

    Antonyms:
    subordinate, mutualist, reliant, symbiotic, partisan, dependent, leechlike, bloodsucking, interdependent, parasitic, babelike, partizan, parasitical, unfree, underage, helpless, myrmecophilous, mutually beneficial

  6. independent(adj)

    not controlled by a party or interest group

    Synonyms:
    self-governing, autonomous, main(a), sovereign

    Antonyms:
    parasitic, parasitical, myrmecophilous, unfree, reliant, mutually beneficial, babelike, bloodsucking, mutualist, leechlike, subordinate, underage, helpless, partisan, symbiotic, dependent, partizan, interdependent

Wiktionary

  1. independent(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    autonomous, free, selfstanding

    Antonyms:
    dependent, contingent

  2. independent(adjective)

    not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free

    Synonyms:
    autonomous, selfstanding, free

    Antonyms:
    dependent, contingent

  3. independent(adjective)

    not affiliated with any political party

    Synonyms:
    selfstanding, autonomous, free

    Antonyms:
    contingent, dependent

Editors Contribution

  1. moral courage

    Submitted by anonymous on April 19, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. independent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unrelated, unconnected, free, self-directing, unrestricted, unrestrained, absolute, not dependent, not subordinate

  2. independent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unconstrained, easy, bold

  3. independent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irrespective

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. independent(a)

    Synonyms:
    self-governing, autonomous, self-reliant, exclusive, irrespective, affluent

How to pronounce independent?

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How to use independent in a sentence?

  1. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    I'm very concerned about the serious potential threat of independent actors here in the United States. We've seen this now in Europe. We've seen this in Canada.

  2. Scott Pruitt:

    I'm not afraid to admit there's been a learning process and when Congress or independent bodies of oversight find fault in our decision making, I want to correct that and ensure that it does not happen again.

  3. The United:

    The United States is of course troubled that these proposed actions... will worsen the reporting environment in China, beijing's actions prove time and again that the [ ruling Chinese Communist Party ] is afraid of independent and investigative media reporting that has only broadened and deepened the world's understanding of China for the better.

  4. Bob Fu:

    He has taken a strong ideological turn to create a new cultural direction, he [Xi] has really turned against the independent churches and any independent social movements. The government wants to contain the growth of Christianity.

  5. Greg Fischer:

    We have committed to reimagining public safety, and that requires an unflinching, comprehensive look at what The LMPD is doing well, and what can be done better, an independent audit like this is an extraordinarily valuable tool in making an organization better, and we plan to lean into the findings here -- good and bad.


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