Synonym of dependent

Alternative for dependent

dependents

Antonym: independent,

Adjective

(dependent on) Requiring someone or something for financial or other support

Adjective

Weak and unable to support oneself
needy helpless incapable needful reliant vulnerable feeble weak clingy debilitated defenceless powerless clinging defenseless desperate impotent paralysed paralyzed unable unfit infirm disabled prostrate over a barrel anxious insecure ineffective ineffectual subject impuissant inadequate tied hog-tied handcuffed useless hamstrung disenfranchised unarmed gutless etiolated incapacitated resistless wishy-washy frail supine without power strengthless chicken wimp blank inert disfranchised passive not able high and dry with no say out of gas exposed unprotected unguarded abandoned susceptible incompetent weakly unresistant undefended stranded forlorn destitute forsaken unaided invalid inefficient pinned shiftless friendless tapped basket-case inexpert easily destroyed wide open easily hurt open to attack tapped out with hands tied up creek without paddle pathetic inept lame worthless hopeless poor inefficacious unsuccessful puny toothless enervated no good feckless nerveless lousy lacking forceless inapt lifeless futile inexpedient counterproductive crippled enfeebled effete tame unfitted spiritless bad unproductive unskilful unproficient inferior deficient defective not good enough edentulous unavailing vain unpowerful fruitless profitless compromised disadvantaged disadvantageous lacking feeling weakened impoverished handicapped diminished unskillful unskilled restrained hindered restricted impaired infecund dud a dead loss bum inproficient lacking ability noneffective past it paper tiger rotten unsuitable pallid bland pale insipid lacklustre lackluster flat vapid uninspired ill-suited incompatible broken flimsy junk not proper insufficient unadvantageous inconsistent improper inappropriate limited unsuited half-hearted vigourless unimaginative bloodless halfhearted anemic anaemic unsatisfactory unequal amateurish substandard wanting unqualified imperfect irresolute faulty duff not up to scratch not much chop not up to snuff no great shakes leaving much to be desired not much cop unassertive spineless indecisive meek weak-willed cowardly fickle timid faltering soft dithering craven timorous pusillanimous undetermined wavering indeterminate fallible weakling vacillating invertebrate chicken-hearted corruptible yellow weak-kneed lily-livered hemming and hawing milk-and-water waffling faint-hearted characterless yellow-bellied yielding wet namby-pamby unreliable unsure limp-wristed undependable easily led

Adjective

Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
provisional acting interim caretaker stopgap experimental provisory provisionary makeshift tentative preliminary transitional test changeover conditional improvised working contingent TBC rough qualified limited unfinished interregnal draught draft outline fill-in ad interim make-do pro tem pencilled in pro tempore subject to confirmation to be confirmed rough-and-ready unconfirmed indefinite trial unsettled speculative exploratory conjectural pilot unsubstantiated untried unproven temporary probationary subject to undecided not settled on trial contingent upon contingent on not final subject to change open to consideration open for consideration short-term substitute stand-in surrogate reserve deputy pinch-hitting impermanent second-string sample intervening replacement assistant supply impromptu emergency proxy relief developmental expediential adoptive alternate foster introductory approximate in-between transitory helping representative supporting holding subordinate depute testing rough and ready practice passing transient thrown-together adjutant delegated mock ad hoc pretend simulated alternative investigative backup standby locum fact-finding searching probing supplemental ancillary second supplementary additional auxiliary substitutive supernumerary extra analytic confirmation elimination corroboration fall-back investigational explorative empirical examining hypothetical untested on the drawing board preparatory under review beginning unproved unconcluded first stage

Adjective

Reliant on one another

Adjective

Corresponding in size or amount to something else
proportional commensurate corresponding comparable correspondent relative commensurable equivalent proportionate consistent correlated correlative equal reciprocal related uniform compatible analogous contingent equitable relational analogical comparative in proportion associated connected allied concomitant complementary mutual respective affinitive parallel proximate affiliate qualified conditional referring linked reliant affiliated interconnected coupled accompanying joint intertwined incidental relevant pertinent interdependent enmeshed interwoven knit together tied up interrelated in touch with germane incident matching like alike similar identical same indistinguishable duplicate akin tantamount matched resemblant close ditto resembling cognate connate suchlike such coequal even synonymous near interchangeable undifferentiated the same much the same cut from the same cloth symmetrical consonant homologous kindred undifferenced homogeneous on par of a piece much of a muchness conforming congruous congruent approximate agnate appropriate twinlike substitutable homogenous unvaried undiverse fitting conformable on a par same difference of a kind amounting reminiscent look-alike even-steven even-stevens exact like two peas in a pod to the same degree evenly matched like peas in a pod suitable directly proportional approaching impossible to tell apart one and the same relatable almost identical selfsame exchangeable verging on a match bordering on as good fit adequate sufficient coextensive due equalized not a million miles away from equalised coterminous same as carbon substitute copy synonymous with commensurate with of a piece with much the same as convertible harmonious carbon copy double Tweedledum and Tweedledee spitting image concurrent dead ringer like Tweedledum and Tweedledee facsimile Xerox mated in agreement in accord tied drawn balanced with nothing to choose between them level pegging neck and neck nip and tuck all square on a level level in a position of equality side by side close together answering agreeing proportionate to based on in proportion to proportional to dependent on corresponding to kin unvarying twin according regular coordinate invariable identic on the order of break even on a plane on level pegging stack up with

Adjective

(of a feeling or action) Experienced or done by each of two or more parties towards the other or others
mutual common joint shared communal correlative interactive interchangeable reciprocal reciprocated requited returned collaborative collective combined concerted conjoint conjunct cooperative give-and-take multiple pooled public united associated bilateral bipartite complementary connected convertible interchanged interdependent intermutual partaken participated related respective two-sided given and taken reciprocative corresponding reciprocatory exchanged equivalent supplementary supplemental alternate commutual coordinate double duplicate exchangeable companion matching twin equal fellow changeable two-way allied synergetic unified cumulative composite aggregate group consolidated collated coordinated concentrated social symbiotic community mass linked joined collegial team grouped assembled relational synergic corporate mutually beneficial compiled communistic multiparty in common two-pronged consensual interpersonal general synergistic dual amalgamated merged combining neighbourhood neighborhood hand in hand for all interconnected uncompetitive conglomerate mutualistic split divided participative co-operative mixed mingled bidirectional simultaneous all-party conjoined intersubjective cohesive noninteractive integrated overall leagued confederate confederated affiliated planned prearranged jointly planned interactional business house company broad socialistic personal two-part participatory agreed upon incorporated in partnership banded together global all-embracing complete multilateral blanket gathered undivided non-interactive civil massed piled heaped hoarded open coactive unrestricted harmonious cross-party accessible unanimous available coadjuvant participating collusive collaborating uniting concurring coacting agreeing coefficient joining free in league accessible to all hand in glove community-based without charge free to all open to the public free for all open-door not exclusive free-for-all not private

Adjective

Of or pertaining to a minor league
minor-league unimportant lesser secondary petty trivial inconsiderable subordinate small inconsequential paltry negligible lower trifling light subsidiary inferior piddling smaller junior low casual dinky slight accessory under minus subaltern tacky younger small-time bush-league second-string small-fry two-bit below the mark minor insignificant incidental peripheral marginal of little account smalltime second-rate subservient lower-level ancillary inessential tangential second-class mean non-essential fiddling nugatory foolish little nickel-and-dime frivolous minute piffling footling Mickey Mouse minimal subject second substract tributary less important reserve collateral picayune lightweight penny-ante low-ranking of no consequence of no account obscure less slighter immaterial measly inappreciable irrelevant base meager meaningless unsubstantial reduced second-fiddle bottom nonessential purportless minuscule pointless of no great concern third-string undersized niggling subjacent meagre small-scale no-account local unknown supplemental supplementary auxiliary lower-grade little-known nether a notch under bush superficial nothing ineffectual uncelebrated unessential useless senseless infinitesimal unnecessary worthless little known nondescript scanty of minor importance not worth mentioning cheap lilliputian shoestring lowly unpretentious humble menial mediocre undistinguished unassuming lousy demeaning miserable ordinary low-grade degrading puny middling inglorious common scrubby poorer shabby plebeian ignominious servile wretched lower-ranking contemptible sorry sad ignoble pitiful humdrum second-banana not very important beneath someone lower-class bottom-rung lower in rank back seat below someone entry-level low-born lower in status under someone's heel not so important

Adjective

Of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity

Adjective

Relevant or important with regard to (a subject or matter)
relative pertinent relevant apposite apropos germane applicable appropriate appurtenant material pointed contingent pertaining referring related relating about concerning in regard with respect to the point fitting apt suitable proper ad rem to the purpose significant on the nose on the button fit befitting connected suited felicitous linked applicatory legit kosher right on admissible right becoming useful correlated salient valid congruous congruent consistent having direct bearing on having to do with on target important cognate correct pointful opportune pat applicative compatible meet fitted pertaining to appertaining seemly belonging relatable timely associable good helpful allied apropos of of use akin analogous on-topic kindred key essential intrinsic vital that's the ticket of interest fundamental meaningful indispensable central primary cardinal substantive associated of consequence requisite allowable harmonious weighty consonant conformant conforming accordant correspondent in point happy expedient convenient propitious just favourable auspicious acceptable favorable well-chosen crucial worthy choice critical seasonable qualified well-timed rightful pretty main pivotal noteworthy deserved ideal advantageous perfect well-suited in keeping adequate carefully selected tailor-made paramount due chief major serviceable decent decorous spot on principal remarkable comme il faut arresting influential providential operative beneficial condign notable marked profitable able capable neat timeous fortuitous functional prepared feasible practical worthwhile adapted deserving ready valuable reasonable employable satisfactory productive beneficent best okay of note just right useable available usable conformable commodious made to order handy equal equitable of service good enough justified fairy-tale supplementary peripheral auxiliary accessorial supplemental accessory peculiar unique rehearsed benign heaven-sent golden inspired judicious lucky ripe fortunate associated with connected with desirable well chosen just what was ordered well judged telling joyous well put well expressed convincing well timed kindly welcome benefic usual benignant friendly exact predictable towardly expected win-win prosperous seasonal optimal salutary outstanding noticeable signal striking prominent pronounced conspicuous indicative appropriate to the time of year good for you normal for the time of year good for one precise sufficient advisable merited presentable interesting swell righteous politic copacetic nice predominant very model consummate absolute prototypical quintessential user friendly fit for purpose up to standard in character up to snuff cut out for right up someone's street in keeping with sensational archetypal on the money ultimate supreme just the job momentous topical prime obvious staple dominant basic equipped exploitable operable practicable preferable exciting serious historic urgent buzzworthy extraordinary front-page consequential great far-reaching constructive invaluable leading moving intrusive projecting protruding famous impressive arrestive jutting focal obtrusive imperative effective instrumental newsworthy -worthy allowed passable tolerable permitted permissible conducive behooveful in demand gainful strategic appreciated necessary respected needed rewarding fruitful meritorious admired exigent out of the ordinary of substance pressing of help hot loved esteemed worth its weight in gold of value of benefit of assistance held dear estimable worth it of the essence affiliated justifiable legitimate interconnected immediate standout foremost supportable tenable licit legal defensible lawful tolerated sensible sound worthful hot property scarce recognized OK sanctioned concomitant importunate definite of concern emphatic coupled accompanying corresponding rational possible logical pukka likely probable warranted fair concedable well founded solid vigorous above board recognised within the law by the book not unlikely not impossible high interdependent mutual tied up incident intertwined incidental knit together interrelated joint reciprocal in touch with complementary enmeshed interwoven

Adjective

Resulting from or acting from a compulsion
compulsive chronic inveterate obsessive persistent incorrigible incurable addicted addictive confirmed hardened hopeless irredeemable obsessional habitual hooked pathological uncontrollable dyed-in-the-wool established seasoned bred-in-the-bone unreformable long-standing fixed besetting ingrained neurotic driven shameless committed regular impulsive long-established unashamed fanatical thorough complete thoroughgoing all-consuming unyielding set impenitent accustomed hard-core obstinate ineradicable deep-dyed through and through reprobate irrational unreasonable constant frequent unregenerate obdurate incessant recurrent clinical illogical unrepentant by habit unreasoning uncontrolled pathologic extreme utter congenital entrenched rooted settled deep firm perennial lifelong devout resolute true intrenched uncompromising devoted enduring indelible loyal staunch ardent unwavering proved fervent earnest faithful vehement dedicated immutable wholehearted stalwart steadfast fiery torrid intransigent longtime supreme unshakeable stubborn zealous inexorable unshakable diehard unapologetic consuming tormenting gripping haunting explicit definite staid inured habituated dominating sicker controlling excessive fanatic irresistible deep-seated well established deep-rooted hard-line deep-set red-hot die-hard well-established hard-shell firmly established bona fide card-carrying wackadoo wackadoodle inescapable fixated preoccupied unrelenting headstrong possessed infatuated inbred abiding lasting inborn tried continuing verified radical unswerving lingering tested long-lasting innate ceaseless ever-present continuous continual long-lived usual profound unfaltering out-and-out fundamental reliable dependable built-in inherent irremovable secure true blue inbuilt trustworthy genuine sure demonstrated unabating honest persisting permanent tried-and-true proven routine tenacious recurring unmitigated deeply felt absolute valid accepted basic protracted rigid abandoned full-bore uncontrite right-down arrant steady trusty subconscious embedded beyond hope mad keen instilled fast good infixed unchangeable through-and-through true-blue keen as mustard pious stanch full-fledged deep-down upright down-the-line sustained dutiful honourable honorable deeply ingrained allegiant out and out sincere experienced unforgettable ineffaceable long-l inannihilable irradicable worn prolonged long-drawn-out obscene pornographic X-rated irrepressible undying eternal longstanding fortified determined unwaivering slow dragging dyed-in-the wool implanted dug in set firm deep down remaining grounded callous indurated old sworn adamant radicated customary lodged in one's brain remorseless unremorseful unrepenting spun-out drawn-out endemic based on intractable unblushing to the core irreformable unabashed brazen intense irrecoverable unredeemable irretrievable unrecoverable unreformed irremediable conscienceless constitutional bad beyond redemption useless impossible recidivous uncorrectable beastly irreparable loser wicked recognized certified attested checked authentic heartfelt strong impassioned intrinsic not contrite undoubted upheld supported verifiable demonstrable establishable orthodox avid fervid powerful abject acute passionate burning conclusive integral ingrain hardwired essential constitutive natural native indigenous immanent hereditary enthusiastic heightened severe serious exceptional unfeigned keen extraordinary pure true-hearted recognised incorruptible patriotic truthful stirring inflamed warm rousing great grave solid righteous right straight responsible just trustable moral virtuous ethical nice safe decent brassbound calculable supportive right-minded in the blood indwelling in-built no lie conscientious on the up and up worthy truehearted veridical undistorted liege estimable high-principled up front scrupulous creditable square all right behind one tried and true tried and tested in good faith

Adjective

Not adequate; helpless
incapable incompetent inept inadequate inexpert unfit unfitted unqualified feeble ineffective unproficient unskilful ineffectual inefficacious inferior insufficient cack-handed ham-fisted hopeless inapt lacking ability no good pathetic unable unskilled unskillful useless weak not good enough butterfingers disqualified frail ineligible inexperienced inproficient losing naive poor uncool unequipped unsuited vulnerable a dead loss leaving much to be desired not much cop not up to scratch unequal to the task not up to it not up to snuff not equal to not equal to something not up to not up to something out of one's depth not know one's arse from one's elbow amateurish untrained amateur bungling inefficient unprofessional blundering substandard maladroit unprepared impotent wanting clumsy floundering powerless not cut out for dilettante deficient unsuitable unapt dilettantish raw bad slipshod sloppy lacking half-baked nonprofessional can't hack it undependable green jackleg incapacitated crude unworkmanlike skill-less bumbling awkward unhandy lousy worthless ill-equipped faulty careless cowboy gauche untaught unreliable bush-league unpractised unsuccessful lay botched feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive lame shoddy hapless unsatisfactory unequal duff unschooled uncultivated rotten not cut out unpracticed untalented unable to do something for toffee incapable of unqualified for incompetent at slovenly disorganized slack extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident incompatible edentulous inadept hack talentless loser bum toothless unstudied disorganised non-qualified bush inoperative imperfect bodged ham-handed fumbled heavy-handed not prepared can't cut it defective butterfingered suboptimal subpar negligent slapdash all thumbs unaccomplished unpolished without finesse all fingers and thumbs lacking finesse couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery not much chop untrained for unable to do something out of one's element can't make the grade helpless uninitiated unadapted no great shakes less capable awful appalling atrocious dreadful terrible frightful asymmetrical abysmal dire out to lunch not have it rubbish pants untutored not qualified for found wanting in unsuited to inadequate for insufficient for unfitted for very poor a load of pants unable to do something to save one's life very bad ignorant unversed unacquainted uninformed non-technical unchartered uneducated unlicensed uncertificated non-professional new untamed illiterate undisciplined novice nescient wild not trained crummy lamentable deplorable laughable woeful poxy pitiful chronic execrable wretched disgraceful miserable pits abominable second-rate mediocre God-awful sorry horrible diabolical dismal third-rate low-grade shocking rubbishy trashy nasty unacceptable ropy cheap egregious disappointing junky shameful schlock schlocky gimcrack punk low-rent cut-rate bargain-basement odious paltry horrendous common coarse trumpery sleazy cheapjack sucky second-class dissatisfactory el cheapo not up to par pitiable repugnant distasteful hideous offensive obnoxious loathsome horrid gross disastrous godawful cheesy mean rancid repellant fulsome repellent revolting noxious disgusting nauseating scandalous obscene foul abhorrent sickening repulsive ugly evil noisome nauseous contemptible unpleasant hellacious disagreeable cruddy direful vile outrageous bodger low damnable limited abject off meager meagre sad wack crumby wrong broken two-bit improper inappropriate unproductive below standard below par ghastly regrettable despicable from hell unsound grim unfortunate derisory tricky reduced excruciating dirty sneaking ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy impaired amiss desperate unspeakable little flawed piss-poor dime-a-dozen sour god-awful insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing tinhorn stupid for the birds unwelcome harmful well below par shabby piddling subnormal strictly for the birds of a sort under-strength ill-suited flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent catastrophic grievous calamitous unseemly impermissible exceptionable objectionable intolerable insupportable displeasing inadmissible undesirable insufferable unimpressive reprehensible stinking dodgy dubious unreasonable questionable grotty garbage tatty condemnable scurrilous out cheapo irremediable indefensible stinky inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject won't do low-quality over the fence not on tenth-rate less-than-stellar from hunger below average poor-quality not quite the done thing poor quality second rate not cricket of poor quality not up to standard beyond the pale of low quality out of order under par ungraceful klutzy undexterous rough unfacile wooden artless

Adjective

Awaiting decision or settlement
pending undecided unsettled undetermined unresolved open uncertain unconcluded incomplete ongoing outstanding undone awaiting action awaiting decision hanging fire in limbo left remaining still open unfinished awaiting awaiting attention continuing hanging in abeyance indeterminate in reserve in the air not done ominous on ice pendent pensile unattended to in the balance to be done in line on board on line around the corner in the works on the back burner up in the air unsure unknown debatable doubtful in doubt unconfirmed ambiguous open to question iffy vague indefinite moot equivocal unclear yet to be decided unanswered suspended open to debate neglected in a state of uncertainty questionable irresolute dodgy dubious problematic unestablished unascertained inconclusive speculative to be decided deferred tentative up for grabs hairy unsolved arguable chancy incalculable unpredictable confused undependable dubitable betwixt and between in no man's land dicey postponed omitted disputed put off borderline unperformed disputable untrustworthy unreliable unforeseeable controversial unfulfilled hesitant vexed unspecified wavering vacillating ignored indecisive in cold storage undefined unfixed clouded in a state of suspension passed over in question in a state of limbo not completed in hand abandoned forgotten left out insecure on hold uncommitted withdrawn withheld out of action inoperative in remission at risk unquestioned unnoticed unrefuted unchallenged inexact suspect of two minds doubtable not fixed not settled hazy contingent open for discussion not yet settled not definite touch-and-go yet to be settled up for discussion risky pendant waffling put to one side in suspension precarious sketchy indistinct conjectural open-ended half-done not decided unaccomplished unexecuted hanging by a thread touch and go on thin ice secret disregarded unrevealed to be won or lost not started dark undisclosed hidden concealed uncompleted half-finished untold undivulged unidentified abeyant faltering hesitating unproven undiscovered unfamiliar mysterious obscure unapprehended unexplained unrecognized unheard of unnoted unrecognised unperceived noteless sitting on the fence open to doubt imprecise problematical contentious in dispute enigmatic contestable controvertible cryptic negotiable ill-defined puzzling inexplicit issuable nebulous indistinguishable mootable opaque open to discussion contested ambivalent at issue arcane unsound abstruse shadowy perplexing confusing murky suspicious fishy the jury's out bone of contention shaky between sixes and sevens flimsy between rock and hard place unlimited woolly marginal unspecific proving nothing general exceptionable unfounded tricky hot-button wooly not yet established shady queer unlikely intangible weak blear contended apocryphal fuzzy equivocating blurred double-edged enigmatical occult anybody's guess unpaid unclassifiable non-specific hinky peripheral frontier bordering inscrutable wide-open riddling subject to debate challenging hand-to-mouth debated deep elliptical mystic unsupported wide open open to argument Delphic elliptic tenuous a controversial subject a live issue a moot point unverified unprovable fuliginous contradictory conflicting ungrounded unsubstantiated unsubstantial a matter of opinion unfinalized approximate argumentative disputatious polemical polemic uncounted unstipulated spurious in contention thorny ticklish delicate sticky knotty taxing conditional quarrelsome scrappy settling nothing paradoxical loose hypothetical limitless not reliable not dependable anyone's guess unclassified uncategorized indeterminant unstated borderless unconvincing unproved erratic capricious whimsical fluctuant not obvious infinite immeasurable endless evasive troublesome difficult awkward fractious provocative critical unsatisfying unsatisfactory resolving nothing unfateful uneventful inadequate lacking groundless deficient under advisement under examination dim faint muzzy misty blurry bleary gauzy pale foggy much debated oracular leaving matters open measureless unfathomable illimitable bottomless horizonless unrestricted immensurable boundless unbounded fathomless two-edged inexhaustible indeterminable innumerable wide noncommittal broad being discussed under discussion under consideration in lap of gods in the lap of the gods left hanging flexible still open to question still open to doubt improbable for debate at stake under debate fanciful implausible unrealistic discussable unthinkable fantastic incredible preposterous ridiculous absurd unbelievable movable exchangeable transactional convertible assignable variable difficult to believe hard to swallow long shot unapt far-fetched fat chance beyond the bounds of possibility scarcely credible subject to discussion on the agenda to be discussed open to modification muffled indiscernible elusive

Noun

A person who receives a pension, especially the retirement pension

Noun

One ranked below, and typically employed to assist, a senior person
assistant deputy aide helper junior partner subordinate associate attendant collaborator lieutenant understudy apprentice auxiliary backup second accomplice adjunct mate wingman accessory adjutant aid aider backer delegate protege sidekick subsidiary underling coadjutor colleague helpmate henchman henchwoman peon proxy secretary substitute temp abetter coadjutant depute flunky gofer gopher help inferior lackey minion sub understrapper vice abettor ally dogsbody follower representative servant adherent appointee beginner companion confederate cooperator dependant flunkey friend helpmeet novice patron poodle scrub serf skivvy slave subaltern supporter trainee second in command second-in-command fill-in number two relief right-hand person second fiddle second string stand-in fellow worker hired hand hired help personal assistant body man right-hand man right-hand woman running dog surrogate aide-de-camp temporary worker third string girl Friday man Friday PA P.A. cohort agent coworker comrade acolyte co-worker satellite crony disciple gal Friday myrmidon stooge teammate hanger-on pal workmate party participant conniver administrator actor oppo retainer protagonist partner in crime right arm vassal chum buddy accessary ambassador envoy hireling compatriot compeer partaker participator legate player fellow clerk promoter co-conspirator confrere pupil stall conspirator coconspirator sharer minister contributor offsider consociate camp follower intermediary main man administrative assistant second self fellow conspirator employee partisan toady consort reserve playmate apostle member team-mate co-partner litigant worker shadow factor rep factotum hand emissary bedfellow replacement plaintiff defendant hobnobber sympathizer advocate plant insider spokesperson procurator assignee attorney commissary commissioner locum fellow traveler locum tenens running mate sympathiser liaison contractor cobber plotter compurgator right-hand girl cojuror escort right-hand-man number-two messenger runner amigo helping hand accompaniment menial crutch aider and abetter heavy bodyguard adviser confidante minder subject adjuvant attaché paraprofessional protector scullion servitor yes-person ringer shill successor designate direct report runnerup farmer freeholder second-rater go-to person right hand supporting role churl chorus commoner affiliate acquaintance confrère second stringer hatchet woman hatchet man booker contact peer colluder connection fellow traveller team player supply ADC staffer nuncio vicegerent offshoot pard councillor dogcatcher representant regent councilor kissing cousin one of the folks business partner convert secondary person altar boy assembly member fan negotiator diplomat votary admirer believer broker the second in command pawn puppet second banana yeoman official plenipotentiary trustee entrant partizan epigone squire devotee page habitué worshipper votarist labourer laborer consul handler manager confidant alter ego fidus Achates instrument tool workman executive shareholder concierge liegeman pursuivant groupie mediator spokeswoman mouthpiece spokesman officer frontman middleperson pool outfit band labor operator labour dignitary office-holder functionary go-between business manager mediary steward proctor principal lawyer creature man applicant stakeholder sectary bootlicker client proselyte worshiper sycophant parasite premier officeholder cover equivalent stopgap standby substitution in patsy fool pigeon victim dupe sucker pushover sap chump staff member foot soldier hired man hired person member of the workforce member of staff alternative cabinet member prime minister ancillary executive secretary designated hitter alternate pinch hitter pinch-hitter successor temporary expedient succedaneum supplanter double changeling stand-by fall guy easy mark receptionist registrar register clerical assistant office worker clerical worker office assistant

Noun

A boy or man in relation to either or both of his parents
son boy descendant lad offspring male child heir junior scion son and heir child youngster daughter kid tot bairn kiddie nipper youth successor issue baby infant toddler sprog brat shaver little one pickney chick ankle-biter teenager progeny rug rat posterity cub babe lineage munchkin juvenile bambino tacker chit wean kiddiewink tiny squirt schoolboy chap sprout seed fruit children family get brood produce progeniture stock offshoot tiny tot stripling adolescent young man youngling babe in arms whelp kiddo bud sprat kiddy moppet minor littlie young one young person urchin teen tyke lighty outjie succession young child girl laddie whippersnapper lass fledgling young adult boyo shaveling sonny boychik fellow callant tad teenybopper boychick young fellow guttersnipe young'un half-pint puppy mate tadpole guy cadet runt knave punk buck gamin master dude little shaver little guy small fry pup generation fry babies spawn issues litter tots sons successors scions sprogs kids babes tinies daughters little ones kiddies nippers sons and daughters ankle-biters fruit of one's loins young inheritor line afterbear product kin spin-off chip off old block fruit of someone's loins schoolgirl hobbledehoy young woman newborn suckling nursling cherub little doll little angel little darling young lady imp sweet sixteen biter buttercup mollycoddle crawler dividend bundle dumpling weakling write-off deduction milksop papoose button preemie preadulthood pupil sapling student youngie underage juvenile delinquent snotnose kid young 'un little kid young shaver sunshine buster champ angelface neonate my lad my boy rascal lassie innocent nestling mite pubescent anklebiter preschooler lamb preteen scamp milquetoast monkey tearaway

Antonym of dependent

dependent Idiom, Proverb

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