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’

SYNONYMS
unconnected, unrelated, unassociated, dissociated, unattached, separate
ANTONYMS

connected

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

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

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’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

dependent

6‘an independent financial adviser’

SYNONYMS
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
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constrained, orthodox