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

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“Self-dependent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-dependent. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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