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sovereign

adjective
variants: also

sovran

Synonyms and Antonyms of sovereign

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance the sovereign issue for voters is the inadequate performance of the local schools Synonyms of sovereign arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, foremost (also sovran), supremeWords Related to sovereign distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renownedNear Antonyms of sovereign inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of sovereign last, least

  2. 2 not being under the rule or control of another a sovereign state whose domestic policies are its own business Synonyms of sovereign autonomous, freestanding, independent, self-governed, self-governing, self-ruling, separate, free (also sovran)Words Related to sovereign freeborn; delivered, emancipated, freed, liberated, manumitted, redeemed, released; unconquered, unruled, unsupervised; empowered, enfranchised; democratic, republicanNear Antonyms of sovereign bound, captive, conquered, enslaved, fettered, subdued, subjugated; inferior, subordinate, subservientAntonyms of sovereign dependent, nonautonomous, non-self-governing, subject, unfree

Synonym Discussion of sovereign

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

sovereign

noun
variants: also

sovran

Synonyms and Antonyms of sovereign

  1. one who rules over a people with a sole, supreme, and usually hereditary authority after the current sovereign dies, the monarchy may be abolished Synonyms of sovereign autocrat, potentate, ruler, monarch (also sovran)Words Related to sovereign coruler; Caesar, czar (also tsar or tzar), emir (or amir also ameer), emperor, empress, kaiser, khan, khedive, king, lord, mikado, mogul, prince, queen, satrap, shah, sultan, suzerain; authoritarian, Big Brother, despot, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), monocrat, overlord, paramount, tyrant



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