Thesaurus

dependent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dependent

  1. 1 extending freely from a support from above the dependent willow branches swayed in the gentle breeze Synonyms dangling, hanging, pendent (or pendant), pendulous, suspended Related Words drooping, flagging, lolling, sagging, wilting

  2. 2 determined by something else our going to the movies tonight is dependent on whether or not we have any money left after we eat out Synonyms conditional, contingent (on or upon), subject (to), tentative Related Words liable, open, susceptible; limited, modified, qualified, restricted; debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, iffy, problematic (also problematical), questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, uncertain Near Antonyms absolute, all-out, arrant, categorical (also categoric), complete, consummate, out-and-out, outright, perfect, simple, total, ultimate, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unequivocal, unmitigated, unqualified, utter; basal, basic, fundamental, primary Antonyms independent, unconditional



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dependent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

alert quickness of mind or body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!