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[ aw-ton-uh-muh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF autonomous

Synonyms for autonomous

  • self-governing
  • sovereign
  • free
  • self-determining
  • self-ruling
  • uncontrolled
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Antonyms for autonomous

  • subservient
  • dependent
  • subject
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTONOMOUS

What does "the autonomous development of small nations" mean to them?

First, we must respect one another as autonomous, deciding persons.

But the autonomous activity was revived by the action of light on the pulvinule.

At last their ideal of autonomous Bohemia seemed at the point of realization.

And the autonomous "I" exists no longer, except as a unit in the colony of cells which are "We."

The Achaean expeditionary force is to withdraw, and Helen is to be autonomous.

These German cities are also, unlike American cities, autonomous.

We have seen that he desires an autonomous Church, which can legislate for itself.

First, then, as to the temper of mind in which an autonomous Ireland will face the world.

The king was the chief economic factor in that autonomous economic federation which we call the feudal organisation of Gaul.

WORD ORIGIN

1800, from Greek autonomos "having one's own laws," of animals, "feeding or ranging at will," from autos "self" (see auto-) + nomos "law" (see numismatics). Cf. privilege. Used mostly in metaphysics and politics; see autonomic.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTONOMOUS

absolute

adjectivein control or complete authority

free

adjectiveunrestrained politically
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