Synonyms and Antonyms of reliance
1 something or someone to which one looks for support he's been the family's foremost reliance in times of trouble many times Synonyms of reliance anchor, buttress, mainstay, pillar, dependence, standbyWords Related to reliance backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge
2 the quality or state of needing something or someone a baby's reliance on her parents his reliance on his next-door neighbor for all the local gossip Synonyms of reliance dependency, dependenceWords Related to reliance reciprocity, relativity; confidence, credence, faith, stock, trustNear Antonyms of reliance autonomy, self-determination, sovereignty (also sovranty)Antonyms of reliance independence, independency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, self-support
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