Synonyms and Antonyms of self–government
1 government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation <self-government implies faith in the wisdom and essential goodness of the people> Synonyms republic, self-government, self-ruleRelated Words pure democracy; home rule, self-determination; autonomy, sovereignty (also sovranty)Near Antonyms despotism, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, totalitarianism, tyranny
2 the power to control one's actions, impulses, or emotions <steely self-government was all that kept her from lashing out at the rude customer> Synonyms continence, restraint, self-command, self-containment, self-control, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, willpowerRelated Words self-abnegation, self-denial, self-deprivation; moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness; determination, nerve; command, control, discipline, mastery; abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance; abstinence, soberness, sobriety; aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-confidence; discretionNear Antonyms gratification, indulgence, self-indulgence; excessiveness, immoderacy, intemperance, intemperateness, overindulgence; demerit, failing, fault, feebleness, foible, frailty, shortcoming, vice, weakness; indiscipline, unconstraint, unreserve, unreservedness, unrestraint
3 the state of being free from the control or power of another <championed self-government for the nation's indigenous peoples> Synonyms autonomy, independence, 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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