Synonyms of independent in English:

independent


See definition of independent

adjective

1‘an independent country’

SYNONYMS

self-governing, self-legislating, self-determining, sovereign, autonomous, autonomic, autarkic, free, non-aligned

ANTONYMS

dependent, subservient

2‘the auditing of a company's accounts is done by independent accountants’

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unconnected, unrelated, unassociated, dissociated, unattached, separate

ANTONYMS

connected

3‘the Institute will quickly become a fully independent unit’

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separate, discrete, different, distinct, free-standing, self-contained, complete

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subordinate

4‘an independent school’

SYNONYMS

private, public, non-state-controlled, non-state-run, non-public, private-sector, private-enterprise, fee-paying, commercial

privatized, denationalized

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private, state-run

5‘one has to be very careful about offering money to proud and independent old folk’

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self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-reliant, self-standing, able to stand on one's own two feet

self-contained, self-made

informal living on one's hump

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dependent

6‘an independent financial adviser’

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impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, disinterested, uninvolved, uncommitted, detached, dispassionate, objective, open-minded, equitable, non-partisan, even-handed, fair, fair-minded, just

without favouritism, free from discrimination, non-discriminatory, with no axe to grind, without fear or favour

informal on the fence

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biased, tied

7‘entrepreneurs are independent spirits’

SYNONYMS

freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, maverick

free, liberated, bold, free-spirited, unconstrained, unrestrained, unfettered, untrammelled, unhampered

undisciplined, wild, wilful, headstrong, contrary

ANTONYMS

constrained, orthodox