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Related to self-supported: unslakable, digressionary, perpetually, self-subsistent


The act of or capacity for supporting oneself, especially financially, without the help of others.

self′-sup·port′ed, self′-sup·port′ing adj.


the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
self′-support′ed, adj.
self′-support′ing, adj.
self′-support′ingly, adv.
References in classic literature ?
What I did see was a sort of stick or branch circling, self-supported, in the empty sky.
Once self-supported by conscience, once embarked on a career of manifest usefulness, the true Christian never yields.
Bike panniers to carry your kit as you Bike panniers to carry your kit as you set o on a self-supported cycling tour.