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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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Rhymes with Independent Agency

  • interagency

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. agency

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənsi'] an administrative unit of government.

Synonyms

  • Comptroller of the Currency
  • CCRC
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • U. S. Coast Guard
  • Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • National Climatic Data Center
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • DISA
  • CTC
  • Financial Management Service
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • NIH
  • Government Printing Office
  • Government Accounting Office
  • authority
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  • GPO
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • independent agency
  • National Technical Information Service
  • bureau
  • AFISR
  • Advanced Research and Development Activity
  • Naval Special Warfare
  • organ
  • United States Border Patrol
  • U. S. Army
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
  • law enforcement agency
  • NGB
  • Federal Aviation Agency
  • Counterterrorist Center
  • USN
  • Air Force ISR
  • Naval Underwater Warfare Center
  • DTIC
  • National Guard Bureau
  • NTIS
  • DARPA
  • Technology Administration
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • US Army
  • administrative unit
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Nonproliferation Center
  • ARDA
  • NUWC
  • FAA
  • Army Intelligence
  • BMDO
  • Customs Service
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • office
  • NCDC
  • Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • ONI
  • US Border Patrol
  • NIST
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • NSWC
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • AI
  • NSW
  • GAO
  • federal agency
  • Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Casualty Care Research Center
  • US Coast Guard
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PHS
  • FDA
  • executive agency
  • INR
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • National Park Service
  • DRMS
  • United States Navy
  • Army
  • U. S. Air Force
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • LABLINK
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Government Printing Office
  • Patent Office
  • NAWCWPNS
  • Office of Naval Intelligence
  • USAF
  • BJA
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Patent and Trademark Office Database
  • United States Coast Guard
  • DS
  • Customs Bureau
  • Navy
  • OSHA
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Bureau of Intelligence and Research
  • United States Government Accounting Office
  • NGA
  • US Government Printing Office
  • United States Public Health Service
  • INS
  • Department of Defense Laboratory System
  • FHA
  • MCIA
  • NPC
  • DOEI
  • United States Army
  • FWS
  • USCB
  • Office of Intelligence Support
  • Department of Energy Intelligence
  • government agency
  • US Air Force
  • Bureau of Customs
  • CDC
  • Foreign Service
  • National Weather Service
  • Air Force
  • US Navy
  • Census Bureau
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • TSA
  • Bureau of the Census
  • BJS
  • administrative body
  • local authority
  • USA
  • OIS
  • IRS

Antonyms

  • silence
  • walk
  • disadvantageous
  • useless

Etymology

  • agentia (English)
  • agens (Latin)

7. agency

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənsi'] a business that serves other businesses.

Synonyms

  • business organization
  • news agency
  • mercantile agency
  • press association
  • travel agency
  • press agency
  • employment agency
  • business concern
  • ad agency
  • news organization
  • concern
  • detective agency
  • service agency
  • credit bureau
  • business organisation
  • news organisation
  • service firm
  • commercial agency
  • advertising agency
  • transfer agent
  • service bureau
  • business
  • wire service

Antonyms

  • receptor
  • unconcern
  • devoice
  • passive voice

Etymology

  • agentia (English)
  • agens (Latin)

8. agency

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənsi'] the state of being in action or exerting power.

Synonyms

  • action
  • Frankenstein
  • activeness

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • arrive
  • confront

Etymology

  • agentia (English)
  • agens (Latin)

9. agency

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənsi'] the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent.

Synonyms

  • state
  • legal representation
  • virus
  • representation
  • free agency

Antonyms

  • impolitic
  • inconvenient
  • danger
  • lend oneself

Etymology

  • agentia (English)
  • agens (Latin)

10. agency

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənsi'] how a result is obtained or an end is achieved.

Synonyms

  • desperate measure
  • voice
  • open sesame
  • fast track
  • wings
  • tool
  • stepping stone
  • road
  • expedient
  • salvation
  • instrument
  • tooth
  • dint
  • means
  • escape
  • implementation
  • way

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure
  • uncertainty

Etymology

  • agentia (English)
  • agens (Latin)
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