self-sufficient

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adjective self-suf·fi·cient \ ˌself-sə-ˈfi-shənt \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

1592


SELF-SUFFICIENT Defined for English Language Learners

self-sufficient

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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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