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Freedom and independence - thesaurus

Synonyms

autarky

noun

the state of economic independence from other countries or areas

freedom

noun

the right to do what you want, make your own decisions, and express your own opinions

independence

noun

freedom from control by another country or organization

liberty

noun

the freedom to think or behave in the way that you want and not be controlled by a government or by other people

scope

noun

the opportunity or freedom that is needed to do or develop something

autonomy

noun

the power to make your own decisions

free will

noun

the idea that people can choose what to do and are responsible for their own actions, especially compared to the theory that everything people do is already decided by God or fate

release

noun

a feeling of freedom that you have after a difficult or emotional experience

emancipation

noun

the process of giving freedom and rights to someone

carte blanche

noun

the freedom to do what you want in a particular situation

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elbow room

noun

the freedom to do what you want, without other people annoying you

free association

noun

a person’s right to meet and talk to other people

freedom

noun

the ability to do what you want because you have no obligations or responsibilities

freedom

noun

a situation where you are able to go where you want because you are not in prison

freedom

noun

the ability to move or go where you want because there is nothing physically stopping you

freedoms

noun

different types of freedom

free hand

noun

the ability to make your own decisions, without having to ask permission

free rein

noun

permission to deal with a particular situation or do a particular job in the way that you think is best

impunity

noun

formal freedom from any risk of being punished for doing something wrong or bad

independence

noun

the ability to make decisions and live your life free from the control or influence of other people

latitude

noun

formal freedom to use your own methods and judgment in doing something

leeway

noun

the amount of freedom that someone has to make their own decisions or to take action

liberty

noun

a particular kind of freedom, especially one that you have a legal right to

liberty

noun

freedom from being kept in prison

licence

noun

freedom to say or do what you want

license

the American spelling of licence

opt-out

noun

a decision not to be involved in something, or the freedom to make that decision

release

noun

the act of letting an animal leave the place where you have been keeping it

self-help

noun

things that you do to solve your own problems instead of depending on other people. A self-help group consists of people who discuss their problems and find ways to deal with them. A self-help book is designed to help you to solve your own problems.

space

noun

time and freedom to do things how and when you want, especially in your relationships with other people

wiggle room

noun

freedom to change your mind or to try a different method, for example, in making decisions or achieving an aim

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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