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1. independent

adjective. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] free from external control and constraint.

Synonyms

  • commutative
  • independency
  • strong-minded
  • self-sufficing
  • unconditional
  • item-by-item
  • self-supporting
  • autarkical
  • self-sufficient
  • nonsymbiotic
  • self-directed
  • single-handed
  • individual
  • indie
  • breakaway
  • case-by-case
  • unaffiliated
  • separate
  • nonparasitic
  • self-reliant
  • self-sustaining
  • free
  • autarkic
  • autonomous
  • independence
  • fissiparous
  • separatist

Antonyms

  • dependent
  • unfree
  • docile
  • qualified

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Independent

  • superintendent
  • superintendant
  • interdependent
  • transcendent
  • resplendent
  • descendent
  • descendant
  • defendant
  • attendant
  • ascendant
  • pendant

How do you spell independent? Is it indpendent ?

A common misspelling of independent is indpendent

Example sentences of the word independent


1. Adjective
English majors learn research methods and must also perform independent research.

Quotes containing the word independent


1. Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

2. All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
- John Locke

3. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. independent

adjective. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces.

Synonyms

  • self-governing
  • autonomous
  • sovereign

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

3. independent

adjective. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] not controlled by a party or interest group.

Synonyms

  • nonpartizan

Antonyms

  • supported
  • stranger

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

4. independent

adjective. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence.

Antonyms

  • conditional

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

5. independent

noun. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them.

Synonyms

  • self-employed person
  • freelance
  • free lance
  • freelancer
  • worker

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

6. independent

noun. ['ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt'] a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics).

Synonyms

  • fencesitter
  • individualist

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person
  • follower
  • bad guy

Etymology

  • dependent (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
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