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Adjective subsidiary has 2 senses
- accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary - relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"
Antonym: unsupportive (indirect, via supportive)
- auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary - functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
Antonym: primary (indirect, via secondary)