self-reliant

adjective
self-re·​li·​ant | \ ˌself-ri-ˈlī-ənt How to pronounce self-reliant (audio) \

Definition of self-reliant

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

First Known Use of self-reliant

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-reliant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-reliant. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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self-reliant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-reliant

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

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