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Synonyms for confederacykənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixieland(noun)

    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

    conspiracy, federation, confederation, southward, due south

  2. confederation, confederacy, federation(noun)

    a union of political organizations

    confederacy, alliance, conspiracy, federation, confederation

  3. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

    cabal, confederacy, conspiracy, federation, confederation

  4. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

    cabal, confederacy, conspiracy, federation, confederation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confederacy

    Alliance is in its most common use a connection formed by treaty between sovereign states as for mutual aid in war. Partnership is a mercantile word; alliance chiefly political or matrimonial. Coalition is oftenest used of political parties; fusion is now the more common word in this sense. In an alliance between nations there is no surrender of sovereignty, and no union except for a specified time and purpose. League and alliance are used with scarcely perceptible difference of meaning. In a confederacy or confederation there is an attempt to unite separate states in a general government without surrender of sovereignty. Union implies so much concession as to make the separate states substantially one. Federation is mainly a poetic and rhetorical word expressing something of the same thought, as in Tennyson's "federation of the world," Locksley Hall, l. 128. The United States is not a confederacy nor an alliance; the nation might be called a federation, but prefers to be styled a federal union.

    alliance, coalition, compact, confederation, federation, fusion, league, partnership, union

    antagonism, discord, disunion, divorce, enmity, hostility, schism, secession, separation, war

    Alliance with a neighboring people; against the common enemy; for offense and defense; alliance of, between, or among nations.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confederacy(n.)

    confederation (especially of independent states), federation, league, coalition, alliance, union, federal compact

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confederation, confederate

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