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independence

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  1. 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 of independence self-sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-supportWords Related to independence autonomy, freedom, self-determination; potency, power, resilience, strengthNear Antonyms of independence helplessness, impotence, impotency, inadequacy, weaknessAntonyms of independence dependence (also dependance), reliance

  2. 2 the state of being free from the control or power of another college freshmen often revel in their newfound independence Synonyms of independence autonomy, freedom, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)Words Related to independence emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms of independence captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms of independence dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom



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