self-reliant

adjective self-re·li·ant \ ˌself-ri-ˈlī-ənt \
: having confidence in and exercising one's own powers or judgment

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1848

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SELF-RELIANT Defined for English Language Learners

self-reliant

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



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