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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 of self-reliant
1840-1850
1840-50
Related forms
self-reliantly, adverb
Synonyms
independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable.
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Word Origin and History for self-reliant
adj.

1826, from self- + reliant.

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