1. dependency

noun. ['dɪˈpɛndənsi'] the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.


  • state
  • reliance
  • subordination
  • contingency
  • dependence
  • helplessness


  • impotency
  • estrus
  • infertility
  • fertility

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Rhymes with Dependency

  • ascendency
  • ascendancy
  • tendency

Sentences with dependency

1. Noun, singular or mass
To claim this extra dependency exemption, your parents must be leaning on you heavily for money.

Quotes about dependency

1. Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.
- Anthony de Mello, Awareness

2. The general aim of third-party mind programming is: manipulation of beliefs and affiliations, an increase in dependency and subsequent diminishment of autonomy.
- Joseph Rain

2. dependency

noun. ['dɪˈpɛndənsi'] a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.


  • colony
  • Crown Colony
  • geographical region
  • geographic area
  • geographical area


  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia
  • anestrus

3. dependency

noun. ['dɪˈpɛndənsi'] being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).


  • white plague
  • dependance
  • addiction
  • drug addiction
  • physiological condition
  • physiological state
  • habituation
  • dependence


  • impotence
  • ill health
  • normality
  • imperfection