What is the opposite of dependent?

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Adjective
(dependent on/upon) Opposite of contingent on or determined by
“Many of Bourne's actions were entirely independent of Government authority.”
Adjective
(dependent on) Opposite of unable to do without
“He is finally free from medication after fully recovering from drug addiction.”
Adjective
(dependent on) Opposite of requiring someone or something for financial or other support
“This job would finally make her the independent young woman she had always craved to be.”
Adjective
Opposite of weak and unable to support oneself
“My grandfather insisted on being self-reliant and refused company despite his infirmity.”
Adjective
Opposite of suspended in an elevated position
“The falling leaves land on her books, school bag, and hair as if each leaf knows its final destination.”
Adjective
Opposite of subject to another's jurisdiction
“Today, ninety percent of the country's population consider themselves to be an independent nation.”
Adjective
Opposite of unable to defend oneself or to act without help
Adjective
Opposite of arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
Adjective
Opposite of physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance
Adjective
Opposite of subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met
Adjective
Opposite of corresponding in size or amount to something else
“It was noted that the nature of the violence often seemed to be a disproportionate response to the events that had provoked it.”
Adjective
Opposite of considered in relation or in proportion to something else
“I believe that this is a matter of general application, unrelated to the particular case.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessed in common
Adjective
Opposite of of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity
Adjective
Opposite of pioneering, relating to a nonindependent or new territory
Adjective
Opposite of relevant or important with regard to (a subject or matter)
“Thalia had no idea what this old crone was talking about and figured she was probably mumbling something irrelevant to herself.”
Adjective
Opposite of resulting from or acting from a compulsion
Noun
Opposite of one who relies on another for support
“When I turned sixteen, I became an independent, moved out of the house, and started working.”
Noun
Opposite of an agent that depends on another agent, the dependee
Noun
Opposite of one who keeps land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him, normally a lord of a manor
Noun
Opposite of one who is extremely poor
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