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    Adjectives opposite of "exclusive/sole" for the word 'Reliance'

    Hi all,

    I meant to say, '...a country which can rely on various sources of energy.'

    Now, can I put it like, '...a country with varied reliance on energy sources.'

    It may sound weird, the adjective I've made use of, but I came across adjectives like "exclusive" or "total" for the word reliance, and I was wondering what the opposite could be.

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    Re: Adjectives opposite of "exclusive/sole" for the word 'Reliance'

    Try "a country with diverse sources of energy".

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    Re: Adjectives opposite of "exclusive/sole" for the word 'Reliance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,

    I meant to say, '...a country which can rely on various sources of energy.'

    Now, can I put it like, '...a country with varied reliance on energy sources.'

    It may sound weird, the adjective I've made use of, but I came across adjectives like "exclusive" or "total" for the word reliance, and I was wondering what the opposite could be.
    "Exclusive" and "total" modify "reliance". In your sentence, you want "varied" to modify the sources of energy. It doesn't; as in the samples you found, it modifies the following noun, "reliance".
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