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Definition of the adjective self-sufficient

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adjective - degrees: more self-sufficient / most self-sufficient

  1. able to provide for your own needs without help from others
    • examples: There is definitely a way to quit the world and live like an hermit in the mountains, being self-sufficient and without contact with anybody while not dying like a dog. | A country without enough labour force cannot be self sufficient. | They're self sufficient.
    • synonyms of self-sufficient: self-sufficing / self-sustaining
    • similar: independent

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Google previewBen Bova’s Grand Tour SciFi Series (2017)

by Ben Bova

Being self-sufficient means more than just having enough water to go around, Greg. We've got to be able to manufacture everything we need, right here at Moonbase, without needing imports from Earthside.” “In your dreams,” Greg muttered.

Google previewAnalysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Enactment.The Processing Issues (2011)

COST 2102 International Conference, Budapest, Hungary, September 7-10, 2010, Revised Selected Papers by Anna Esposito, Alessandro Vinciarelli, Klara Vicsi, Catherine Pelachaud, Anton Nijholt

Being self-sufficient means you do not depend on others, since you have ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

independent, autonomous, self-possessed, self -governed, self-supporting, self-sufficient, self- controlled. ant dependent, reliant, contingent, parasitic. self-restraint n. SELF-CONTROL. self-righteous adj. smug, ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

self-sufficient economy self-sufficient economy s SelbstversorgungsWirtschaft f ( eco) -) self-sustaining economy < autarky. self-sufficiency self-sufficient value s für sich seiender Wert m (met, eth) self-sunnounting s Selbstüberwindung f ...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

self-sufficient. are also called see-Jet units'. Grain diill feed mechanisms may be internal force feed, external force feed or studded roller. Some drills have a hopper divided into two partsi one contains the seed, the other fertilizer; this is the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Self-sufficient, a. Proud, haughty, overbearing, assuming, arrogant, over-weening , consequential, lordly. Self-will, n. Wilfulness, stubbornness, dogged- ness, obstinacy, pig-headedness Self-Willed, a. Wilful, dogged, obstinate, uncompliant, ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

These were all unnecessary creations of humanity that kept people from being self-sufficient and, therefore, happy; only by breaking these bonds could one return to a natural life. Diogenes thus lived a bare-minimum, instinctive existence, ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

without justification, self- sufficient adj able to maintain itself or oneself without outside help, self- supporting adj 1 self-sufficient, esp. as regards finances.

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

Self-sufficient. self '- Will', n.

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Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird. (Lisa Bonet)
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