Synonyms for independent

Synonyms for (noun) independent

Synonyms: free lance, free-lance, freelance, freelancer, independent, self-employed person

Definition: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

Similar words: worker

Definition: a person who works at a specific occupation

Usage: he is a good worker


Synonyms: mugwump, independent, fencesitter

Definition: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

Similar words: individualist

Definition: a person who pursues independent thought or action

Synonyms for (adjective) independent

Synonyms: independent

Definition: free from external control and constraint

Usage: an independent mind; a series of independent judgments; fiercely independent individualism

Similar words: autarkic, autarkical

Definition: of countries; not relying on imports


Similar words: autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant

Definition: (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment


Similar words: autonomous

Definition: existing as an independent entity

Usage: the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies


Similar words: separatist, fissiparous, breakaway

Definition: having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude

Usage: a breakaway faction


Similar words: commutative

Definition: (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a"


Similar words: nonparasitic, nonsymbiotic, free-living

Definition: not parasitic on another organism


Similar words: indie

Definition: (of pop groups) not affiliated with a major recording company


Similar words: individual, case-by-case, item-by-item

Definition: separate and distinct from others of the same kind

Usage: mark the individual pages; on a case-by-case basis


Similar words: self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-sustaining

Definition: able to provide for your own needs without help from others

Usage: a self-sufficing economic unit


Similar words: self-supporting

Definition: financially independent

Usage: now that my children are self-supporting


Similar words: single-handed

Definition: without help from others

Usage: a single-handed accomplishment


Similar words: strong-minded

Definition: marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment


Similar words: unaffiliated

Definition: not affiliated


Similar words: unconditional

Definition: not contingent; not determined or influenced by someone or something else


Synonyms: independent

Definition: not controlled by a party or interest group

Similar words: nonpartisan, nonpartizan

Definition: free from party affiliation or bias


Synonyms: autonomous, sovereign, self-governing, independent

Definition: (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

Usage: an autonomous judiciary; a sovereign state

Similar words: free

Definition: able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint

Usage: free enterprise; a free port; a free country; I have an hour free; free will; free of racism; feel free to stay as long as you wish; a free choice