self–sufficient

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adjective self–suf·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

Definition of self–sufficient

  1. 1 :  able to maintain oneself or itself without outside aid :  capable of providing for one's own needs a self–sufficient farm

  2. 2 :  having an extreme confidence in one's own ability or worth :  haughty, overbearing

1592

First Known Use of self–sufficient

1592


SELF–SUFFICIENT Defined for English Language Learners

self–sufficient

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adjective self–suf·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

Definition of self–sufficient for English Language Learners

  • : able to live or function without help or support from others


SELF–SUFFICIENT Defined for Kids

self–sufficient

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adjective self–suf·fi·cient \ˌself-sə-ˈfi-shənt\

Definition of self–sufficient for Students

  1. :  able to live or function without the help of others


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