self-sufficient

adjective self-suf·fi·cient \ ˌself-sə-ˈfi-shənt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-sufficient

1 : able to maintain oneself or itself without outside aid : capable of providing for one's own needs
  • a self-sufficient farm
2 : having an extreme confidence in one's own ability or worth : haughty, overbearing

First Known Use of self-sufficient

1596

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SELF-SUFFICIENT Defined for English Language Learners

self-sufficient

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

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

Definition of self-sufficient for Students

: able to live or function without the help of others


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