5. helplessness, weakness, defenselessness, vulnerability.
dependency, n. 1. dependence, connection; subordination, subjection; reliance; helplessness. See - dependence (defs. 1-3, 5).
2. appendage, attachment, auxiliary, subsidiary, adjunct, subject.
3. colony, province, subject territory, protectorate; fief, fee, duchy, dukedom, margravate, seigniory.
dependent, adj. 1. pendent, hanging down, pensile,
pendulous; dangling, drooping, hanging, suspended.
2. clinging, leaning, relying, counting on; helpless, weak, vulnerable, defenseless, poor, indigent; minor, youthful, immature, Inf. tied to one's mother's apron strings.
3. conditional, conditioned, provisory, provisional, contingent; concomitant, corollary, ancillary, accessory to.
4. subordinate, subject to, subservient; at the disposal of, in the hands of; sustained by, held up by, supported by.
-n. 5. child, youth, youngster, minor, Inf deduction, Inf just a kid, Inf. mamma's boy, charge; apprentice, protŁgŁ, pupil, student, Inf. teacher's pet.
6. pensioner, grantee, retainer; follower, satellite, hanger-on, henchman, puppet, creature, lackey, flunky, SI. stooge; parasite, sycophant, Inf. camp-follower; subordinate, underling, hireling, mercenary; subject, bondsman, serf, liegeman, thrall, slave; minion, vassal, yeoman, churl; servant, servitor, menial.
depict, v. 1. delineate, sketch, draft, outline roughly; trace, figure, contour, draw the lines of; draw, design, diagram, chart, map or map out; portray, paint, represent.
2. portray in words, describe, characterize, define, detail, Archaic, limn; outline verbally, paint a mental picture, picture, set forth in words; narrate, relate, recite, recount, romance; record, chronicle.
deplete, v. exhaust, use up, consume, spend, run out of; evacuate, empty, unload; drain, bleed; weaken, enervate, impoverish; reduce, decrease, lessen.
depleted, adj. exhausted, used up, consumed, spent, worn out, drained, bled; evacuated, emptied, empty vacant; bare, naked, barren; bereft of, deprived of, devoid of, short of, out of; in want, without resources; reduced, lessened, decreased, at low ebb; weakened, enervated, impoverished.
depletion, n. exhaustion, consumption, using up, expenditure, spending; evacuation, emptying, void-ance, purgation, purging, unloading, elimination, removal; reduction, decrease, lessening; impoverishment, drain, decrement, dissipation.
deplorable, adj. 1. lamentable, regrettable, pathetic, pitiable, miserable; mournful, depressing, upsetting, disturbing, distressing; troublesome; afflicting, tormenting, woeful, wretched, unhappy, hopeless, desperate; unfortunate, tragic, unforeseeable; calamitous, heinous, outrageous, grievous, disastrous; heartbreaking, anguishing, heart-rending; somber, solemn, grave, heavy, oppressive; painful, difficult, hard, trying, troubling.
2. reprehensible, disgraceful, shameful, scandalous, opprobrious, disreputable, dishonorable; abominable, detestable, despicable, execrable, contemptible; vile, sordid, foul, base, low.
deplore, v. lament, mourn, grieve, sorrow, bemoan, bewail, express woe or distress over; suffer for, pine for, languish over; weep over, cry for, wail for, keen, shed tears for, sigh for; regret, rue, repent of.
deport, v. 1. expel, banish, exile, eject, proscribe, expatriate; extradite; dislodge, evict, throw out, ship out, kick out, SI.bounce out; ostracize, blackball, send to Coventry; carry off, transport, transplant, displace, remove, relegate.