self-educated


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self-ed·u·cat·ed

(sĕlf′ĕj′ə-kā′tĭd)
adj.
Educated by one's own efforts rather than by formal instruction.

self′-ed′u·ca′tion n.
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self-educated

adj
1. educated through one's own efforts without formal instruction
2. educated at one's own expense, without financial aid
ˌself-ˌeduˈcation n
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Adj.1.self-educated - educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
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Translations

self-educated

[ˌselfˈedjʊkeɪtɪd] ADJautodidacta
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self-educated

[ˌsɛlfˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd] adj to be self-educatedessere un(a) autodidatta
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References in classic literature ?
But it is a still greater evil to me that I am self-educated: for the first fourteen years of my life I ran wild on a common and read nothing but our Uncle Thomas' books of voyages.
"Well, in a way there has come to be a sort of connection," I answered unsurprised by this time at such gaps in his vocabulary, which, like his knowledge, was the acquirement of a self-read, self-educated man, whom no one had directed in his studies, and who had thought much and talked little or not at all.
She was her grandfather's companion, and thus he wrote of her death, this stern, self-educated Auld Licht with the chapped hands:-
He was self-educated, had taught himself German and French, and at that time was earning a meagre living by translating scientific and philosophical works for a struggling socialist publishing house in Chicago.
Not least self-educated Oz outback scribe Les Murray, who has died, aged 80.
ELLEN Cicely Wilkinson was born in 1891 in Manchester, the daughter of cotton worker Richard Wilkinson, who was self-educated and ensured Ellen and her siblings received the best education available.
Kanchon said in the inauguration ceremony, 'Our mission is to help young generation of the present generation to build a strong, efficient and self-educated future generation out of their known conflicts so that they are not dependent on anyone.' He also added that the Coach Kanchon Institute has always been interested in establishing a sustainable interaction with those organizations that will play an active role in the development and development of youth.
Well, naturally, I did not question my daddy, who actually was a well-informed, self-educated man who must know better than I.
I am self-educated," she told the '60 Minutes' host.
A compelling but warts-and-all picture of the Indiana general emerges, one not only of an energetic, intelligent, self-educated citizen-soldier but also of a man who admittedly thirsted for glory and renown and whose often impolitic remarks damaged his relationships with fellow generals.
A One of my favourite books is I, Houdini: The autobiography of a self-educated hamster.