Synonyms and Antonyms of independence
1 the ability to care for one's self <children are supposed to achieve some measure of independence by the time they are 18—so it's time for that 30-year-old to move out!> Synonyms self-sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-supportRelated Words autonomy, freedom, self-determination; potency, power, resilience, strengthNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, inadequacy, weaknessAntonyms dependence (also dependance), reliance
2 the state of being free from the control or power of another <college freshmen often revel in their newfound independence> Synonyms autonomy, freedom, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)Related Words emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
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