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

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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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say independent in sign language?

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How to use independent in a sentence?

  1. Antoine Camilleri:

    It would be positive if the accord could in some way help with the establishment and recognition of an independent, sovereign and democratic State of Palestine which lives in peace and security with Israel and its neighbours.

  2. Michael Gove:

    (In) all of the important areas where an independent country chooses to exercise sovereignty, Britain will be able to do so.

  3. Iraq CentCom:

    The IG has a responsibility to investigate all allegations made and we welcome and support their independent oversight, while we cannot comment on ongoing investigations, we can speak to the process and about the valued contributions of the Intelligence Community (IC). The IC routinely produces a wide range of subjective assessments related to the current security environment.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable, and it is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process.

  5. New York:

    Whoever you are, corporate or independent graffiti artist, this is the place to be this week. It's all about visibility.


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