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Meaning of SELF-SUFFICIENT

Pronunciation:  self su'fishunt, s'elfsuf'ishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  able to provide for your own needs without help from others; "a self-sufficing economic unit"
 

SELF-SUFFICIENT is a 15 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: independent, self-sufficing, self-sustaining
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Self`-suf*fi"cient\, a.
1. Sufficient for one's self without external aid or
   co["o]peration.

         Neglect of friends can never be proved rational till
         we prove the person using it omnipotent and
         self-sufficient, and such as can never need any
         mortal assistance.                    --South.

2. Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or
   worth; hence, haughty; overbearing. ``A rash and
   self-sufficient manner.'' --I. Watts.

 

 

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