Synonyms of independent
1 separateDictionary • Two independent studies have been carried out.
separate • We both live our separate lives.
unrelated • Two of them died from entirely unrelated causes.
unconnected • I can't believe that those two murders are unconnected.
uncontrolled • His uncontrolled behaviour disturbed the whole class.
2 self-sufficientDictionary • There were benefits to being a single, independent woman.
self-sufficient • He'd created a tiny self-sufficient world for himself.
free • I was young, free and single at the time.
unconventional • He was known for his unconventional behaviour.
self-contained • He seems completely self-contained.
individualistic • Most artists are very individualistic.
self-reliant • She is intelligent and self-reliant.
self-supporting • The income from visitors makes the museum self-supporting.
3 self-governingDictionary • a fully independent state
self-governing • a self-governing province
free • We cannot survive as a free nation.
autonomous • They declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.
sovereign • The Russian Federation declared itself to be a sovereign republic.
4 privateDictionary • He taught chemistry at an independent school.
private • a joint venture with private industry
public • a public library
5 neutralDictionary • an independent mortgage adviser
neutral • Those who had decided to remain neutral now found themselves forced to take sides.
objective • I would like your objective opinion on this.
detached • The piece is written in a detached, precise style.
impartial • They offer impartial advice, guidance and information to students.
just • She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
fair • I wanted them to get a fair deal.
equal • Women demand equal rights with men.
open-minded • I have always been open-minded about sex.
equitable • the equitable distribution of social wealth
disinterested • Scientists are expected to be impartial and disinterested.
unbiased • The researchers were expected to be unbiased.
even-handed • The administration wants to ensure the meetings appear even-handed.
unprejudiced • There must be a few honest and unprejudiced lawyers around.
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autonomousAn autonomous country, organization, or group governs or controls itself rather than being controlled by anyone else.
• They declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.
detachedSomeone who is detached is not personally involved in something or has no emotional interest in it.
• The piece is written in a detached, precise style.
disinterestedSomeone who is disinterested is not involved in a particular situation or not likely to benefit from it and is therefore able to act in a fair and unselfish way.
• Scientists are expected to be impartial and disinterested.
Thesaurus for independent from the Collins English Thesaurus
free from control in action, judgment, etc; autonomous