self-reliant


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self-re·li·ance

(sĕlf′rĭ-lī′əns)
n.
Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence.

self′-re·li′ant adj.
self′-re·li′ant·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-reliant - (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"

self-reliant

adjective independent, capable, self-sufficient, self-contained, self-sustaining, self-supporting, able to stand on your own two feet (informal) She is intelligent and self-reliant.
dependent, helpless, reliant, relying on others

self-reliant

adjective
Free from the influence, guidance, or control of others:
Translations

self-reliant

[ˌselfrɪˈlaɪənt] ADJindependiente, autosuficiente

self-reliant

[ˌsɛlfrɪˈlaɪənt] adjindipendente
References in classic literature ?
Christie, bold and self-reliant a moment ago, suddenly found herself growing weak and embarrassed.
Necessity has only made her brave; poverty has only made her daring and self-reliant.
I led the same secretly unhappy life; but I led it in the same lonely, self-reliant manner.
Perhaps some self-reliant citizen has moved his own telephone from one room to another.
It was, at least, a ticklish decision that he had to make; and self-reliant as he was by habit, he began to cherish a longing for advice.
John Bunsby, himself, a man of forty-five or thereabouts, vigorous, sunburnt, with a sprightly expression of the eye, and energetic and self-reliant countenance, would have inspired confidence in the most timid.
And valuing no one's standard but his own, he is never tempted to practice that miserable pretense that less self-reliant people offer up as an hourly sacrifice to the god of their neighbor's opinion.
Then I said, just think of how it looks--think of how it would read, to self-reliant Americans, that we went sneaking through this deserted wilderness under the protection of this masquerading Arab, who would break his neck getting out of the country if a man that was a man ever started after him.
A strong and self-reliant man, he had all his life ignored companionship, had been well content to live without friends, self-contained and self-sufficient.
For the first time in Anne's experience of him, the bright, resolute, self-reliant old man was, for the moment, at a loss what to say, at a loss what to do.
Even if his black cravat and doeskin gloves, the pistols that filled his holsters, and the valise securely fastened to the crupper behind him had not combined to mark him out as a soldier, the air of unconcern that sat on his face, his regular features (scarred though they were with the smallpox), his determined manner, self-reliant expression, and the way he held his head, all revealed the habits acquired through military discipline, of which a soldier can never quite divest himself, even after he has retired from service into private life.
Marlow assured me that the Fyne marriage was perfectly successful and even happy, in an earnest, unplayful fashion, being blessed besides by three healthy, active, self-reliant children, all girls.