Synonyms of 'autonomous'
self-rulingDictionary, free, independent
They declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.
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We cannot survive as a free nation.
Independent countries and states are not ruled by other countries but have their own government.
a fully independent state
Thesaurus for autonomous from the Collins English Thesaurus
An autonomous country, organization, or group governs or controls itself rather than being controlled by anyone else.