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dependency

Synonyms of dependency in English:

noun

  • 1 he saw no problem in a wife's dependency on her husband
  • 2 the automatic association of retirement with dependency
    helplessness, dependence, weakness, defencelessness, vulnerability;
    subservience, subordination, inferiority
    [Antonyms] independence
  • 3 taking tranquillizers in large doses can lead to dependency
    craving, compulsion, fixation, obsession;
    abuse
    US informal jones
  • 4 the army invaded a British dependency
    historical tributary, fief
    archaic demesne
  • 5 they work for a dependency of the parent firm
    subsidiary, subordinate company, peripheral unit, adjunct, appendage, offshoot, auxiliary, attachment, satellite, derivative
    archaic tributary
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