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autonomous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of autonomous

  1. not being under the rule or control of another Native American nations are regarded as autonomous in many respects and thus not subject to a number of state and local laws Synonyms of autonomous free, freestanding, independent, self-governed, self-governing, self-ruling, separate, sovereign (also sovran)Words Related to autonomous freeborn; delivered, emancipated, freed, liberated, manumitted, redeemed, released; unconquered, unruled, unsupervised; empowered, enfranchised; democratic, republicanNear Antonyms of autonomous bound, captive, conquered, enslaved, fettered, subdued, subjugated; inferior, subordinate, subservientAntonyms of autonomous dependent, nonautonomous, non-self-governing, subject, unfree

Synonym Discussion of autonomous

free, independent, sovereign, autonomous mean not subject to the rule or control of another. free stresses the complete absence of external rule and the full right to make all of one's own decisions.
    • you're free to do as you like
independent implies a standing alone; applied to a state it implies lack of connection with any other having power to interfere with its citizens, laws, or policies.
    • the colony's struggle to become independent
sovereign stresses the absence of a superior power and implies supremacy within a thing's own domain or sphere.
    • separate and sovereign armed services
autonomous stresses independence in matters pertaining to self-government.
    • in this denomination each congregation is regarded as autonomous


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