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self-reliant

[self-ri-lahy-uh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈlaɪ ənt, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
relying on oneself or on one's own powers, resources, etc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
Related forms
self-reliantly, adverb
Synonyms
independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable.
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Examples from the web for self reliant
  • Absence of government has allowed the private sector to grow without fetter and forced people to be self reliant.
  • The governments fail to empower the local people with tools and resources on how to be self reliant.
  • Be self reliant, whether carrying cell phones or not.
Word Origin and History for self reliant

self-reliant

adj.

1826, from self- + reliant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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