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Definition of independent:

  1. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
  2. Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
  3. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
  4. Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.
  5. Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; - said of quantities or functions.
  6. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
  7. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self- directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
  8. One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self- government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
  9. One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
  10. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.

Synonyms:

autarkical, on his own, autonomous, free-lance, self-directed, self-reliant, fencesitter, nonpartizan, item-by-item, self-employed person, individualistic, self-sufficient, autarkic, nonpartisan, freelance, unaffiliated, separatist, objective, on her own, unconventional, confident, fair, indie, self-sustaining, nonparasitic, self-sufficing, single-handed, on one's own, self-governing, on their own, individual, supreme, commutative, sovereign, strong-minded, money, unconditional, self-contained, breakaway, absolute, free-living, case-by-case, freelancer, free, dependence, on your own, nonsymbiotic, main, mugwump, self-supporting.

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