self-reliant

[self-ri-lahy-uhnt, self-]
adjective
relying on oneself or on one's own powers, resources, etc.

Origin:
1840–50

self-reliantly, adverb


independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable.
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self-reliant

adjective
(of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment [syn: autonomous
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Example sentences
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.
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