Synonyms for dependent

Synonyms for (noun) dependent

Synonyms: dependant, dependent

Definition: a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

Similar words: recipient, receiver

Definition: a person who receives something

Synonyms for (adjective) dependent

Synonyms: dependant, dependent, drug-addicted, strung-out, hooked

Definition: addicted to a drug

Similar words: addicted

Definition: compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming

Usage: she is addicted to chocolate; addicted to cocaine


Synonyms: dependant, dependent, qualified

Definition: contingent on something else

Similar words: conditional

Definition: imposing or depending on or containing a condition

Usage: conditional acceptance of the terms; lent conditional support; the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid


Synonyms: dependent

Definition: relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

Usage: dependent children; dependent on moisture

Similar words: babelike

Definition: like a baby especially in dependence

Usage: babelike innocence and dependence


Similar words: helpless

Definition: unable to manage independently

Usage: as helpless as a baby


Similar words: interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial

Definition: mutually dependent


Similar words: myrmecophilous

Definition: living symbiotically with ants


Similar words: parasitic, parasitical, bloodsucking, leechlike

Definition: of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another

Usage: a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses; parasitic vines that strangle the trees; bloodsucking blackmailer; his indolent leechlike existence


Similar words: reliant

Definition: relying on another for support

Usage: dependent on Middle Eastern oil


Similar words: symbiotic

Definition: used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each


Similar words: underage

Definition: dependent by virtue of youth


Synonyms: dependent, subject

Definition: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

Usage: subject peoples; a dependent prince

Similar words: subordinate

Definition: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

Usage: a subordinate kingdom


Synonyms: dependent, pendant, pendent

Definition: held from above

Usage: a pendant bunch of grapes

Similar words: supported

Definition: held up or having the weight borne especially from below

Usage: supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends