self-sufficient

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self-sufficient

[self-suh-fish-uhnt, self-]
adjective
1.
able to supply one's own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self-sufficient.
2.
having extreme confidence in one's own resources, powers, etc.: He was self-sufficient, and always reminded you of it.
Also, self-sufficing [self-suh-fahy-sing] .


Origin:
1580–90

self-sufficiency, noun
self-sufficiently, adverb
unself-sufficiency, noun
unself-sufficient, adjective
unself-sufficiently, adverb
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self-sufficient or self-sufficing
 
adj
able to provide for or support oneself without the help of others
 
self-sufficing or self-sufficing
 
adj
 
self-suf'ficiency or self-sufficing
 
n
 
self-suf'ficiently or self-sufficing
 
adv

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Example sentences
For one thing, their mothers-in-law are self-sufficient and do not need daily
  medical care.
The agricultural sector has become self-sufficient in the production of beef,
  poultry, and eggs.
But no philosophy is tagged to the description, which is self-sufficient.
When you make something practical with your kids, you are helping them become
  self-sufficient.
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