reliance

[ ri-lahy-uhns ]
/ rɪˈlaɪ əns /
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noun

confident or trustful dependence.
something or someone relied on.

Nearby words

  1. releve,
  2. relevé,
  3. relexify,
  4. reliability,
  5. reliable,
  6. reliant,
  7. reliantly,
  8. relic,
  9. relic area,
  10. relics

Origin of reliance

First recorded in 1600–10; rely + -ance

SYNONYMS FOR reliance
Related formsmis·re·li·ance, nounnon·re·li·ance, nouno·ver·re·li·ance, nounsu·per·re·li·ance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for overreliance

overreliance

/ (ˌəʊvərɪˈlaɪəns) /

noun

the state or fact of being too reliant on someone or something

reliance

/ (rɪˈlaɪəns) /

noun

dependence, confidence, or trust
something or someone upon which one relies
Derived Formsreliant, adjectivereliantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for overreliance

reliance

n.

c.1600, from rely + -ance.

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