Definition of self-reliant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

self-reliant

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
Proud, Job skills and personal qualities
 
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able to do or decide things by yourself, rather than depending on other people for help synonym independent See related entries: Proud, Job skills and personal qualitiesExtra examples The idea is to make these women self-reliant. a truly self-reliant community teaching children to be practical and self-reliant
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