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self-sufficient

[self-suh-fish-uh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf səˈfɪʃ ənt, ˌsɛlf-/
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] /ˌsɛlf səˈfaɪ sɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
Related forms
self-sufficiency, noun
self-sufficiently, adverb
unself-sufficiency, noun
unself-sufficient, adjective
unself-sufficiently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un selfsufficiency's

self-sufficient

adjective
1.
able to provide for or support oneself without the help of others
Derived Forms
self-sufficiency, noun
self-sufficiently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un selfsufficiency's

self-sufficient

adj.

"able to supply one's own needs," 1580s, from self- + sufficient. Related: Self-sufficiently.

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