self–reliant

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adjective self–re·li·ant \-ənt\

Definition of self–reliant

  1. :  having confidence in and exercising one's own powers or judgment

1848

First Known Use of self–reliant

1848


SELF–RELIANT Defined for English Language Learners

self-reliant

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Definition of self–reliant for English Language Learners

  • : confident in your own abilities and able to do things for yourself : not needing help from other people

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