Unbeholden means not being in debt or obligation, but its antonyms are words referring to indebtedness, such as obligated, beholden, and indebted. Obligated means being bound by a sense of duty or obligation, while beholden pertains to being indebted for a kindness or service rendered. Indebted, on the other hand, means owing a debt of gratitude or financial obligation. These words imply that there is a sense of gratitude or responsibility for the benefits received from others' actions. The opposite of unbeholden reminds us that our relationships with others often involve reciprocations of kindness, favors, and responsibilities.
Antonym of the day
- acquired, alien.