self-dependent

adjective
self-de·​pen·​dent | \ ˌself-di-ˈpen-dənt How to pronounce self-dependent (audio) \

Definition of self-dependent

: marked by dependence on one's own resources or exertions Left early to his own guidance, he had begun to be self-dependent while yet a boy …— Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Known Use of self-dependent

1642, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-dependent

Statistics for self-dependent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for self-dependent

The first known use of self-dependent was in 1642

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on self-dependent

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for self-dependent

Comments on self-dependent

What made you want to look up self-dependent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!