self-reliant [adj] independent autonomous, on one’s own, self-contained, self-governing, self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining, unaided, unallied; concept 554

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  • self-reliant — also self reliant, 1848, from SELF (Cf. self) + RELIANT (Cf. reliant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Self-reliant — Self re*li ant, a. Reliant upon one s self; trusting to one s own powers or judgment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-reliant — self re liant adj able to do or decide things by yourself, without depending on the help or advice of other people ▪ Our aim is to teach our son to become an independent, self reliant adult. >self reliance n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-reliant — self reliance ► NOUN ▪ reliance on one s own powers and resources rather than those of others. DERIVATIVES self reliant adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-reliant — index autonomous (independent), independent, spartan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-reliant — adjective (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑autonomous, ↑self directed • Similar to: ↑independent • Derivationally related forms: ↑self reliance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-reliant — ADJ GRADED If you are self reliant, you are able to do things and make decisions by yourself, without needing other people to help you. She is intelligent and self reliant, speaking her mind and not suffering fools gladly. Syn: independent …   English dictionary

  • self-reliant — adjective able to decide what to do by yourself, without depending on the help or advice of other people: Hong Kong must prepare to be more self reliant for growth in the 1990s. self reliance noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-reliant — self reliantly, adv. /self ri luy euhnt, self /, adj. relying on oneself or on one s own powers, resources, etc. [1840 50] Syn. independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-reliant — self re liant adjective able to do things for yourself and not depend on other people ╾ ,self re liance noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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