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Synonyms of dependency in English:


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