self-sufficient

[ self-suh-fish-uh nt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf səˈfɪʃ ənt, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

able to supply one's own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self-sufficient.
having extreme confidence in one's own resources, powers, etc.: He was self-sufficient, and always reminded you of it.

Nearby words

  1. self-stick,
  2. self-storage,
  3. self-study,
  4. self-styled,
  5. self-sufficiency,
  6. self-suggestion,
  7. self-support,
  8. self-supporting,
  9. self-surrender,
  10. self-sustaining

Also self-suf·fic·ing [self-suh-fahy-sing] /ˌsɛlf səˈfaɪ sɪŋ/.

Origin of self-sufficient

First recorded in 1580–90

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British Dictionary definitions for self-sufficient

self-sufficient

self-sufficing

adjective

able to provide for or support oneself without the help of others
Derived Formsself-sufficiency, nounself-sufficiently, adverb

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