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-reliance
 
n
reliance on one's own abilities, decisions, etc
 
self-re'liant
 
adj
 
self-re'liantly
 
adv

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Example sentences
These treks are for self-reliant travelers, as there are no backup support
  vehicles.
Sustainability and security demand that cities become more self-reliant.
These projects would also help in the economic development of the rural areas
  to make them self-reliant.
They were-and such of them as are left still are-frank, bold, and self-reliant
  to a degree.
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