self-sufficiency


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self-suf·fi·cient

(sĕlf′sə-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
1. Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent.
2. Having undue confidence; smug.

self′-suf·fi′cien·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-sufficiency - personal independence
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others

self-sufficiency

noun
The capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself:
Translations

self-sufficiency

[ˌselfsəˈfɪʃənsɪ] N [of person] → independencia f, confianza f en sí mismo; (economic) → autosuficiencia f

self-sufficiency

[ˌsɛlfsəˈfɪʃnsɪ] nautosufficienza

self-sufficient

(selfsəˈfiʃənt) adjective
not dependent on others for help etc. a self-sufficient community.
ˌself-sufˈficiency noun
References in classic literature ?
I think that such self-sufficiency is absolutely stifling.
Instead, he returned their looks with lean self-sufficiency, and finally centred his gaze upon Joan, the first white woman he had ever seen.
In my indolent self-sufficiency I was in a very fair way to become a fool, for what is a fool but a man who fails to justify the excellent opinion which he has formed of himself?
In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations.
"You have no warranty for such an audacious doctrine, nor any covenant to support it," cried David who was deeply tinctured with the subtle distinctions which, in his time , and more especially in his province, had been drawn around the beautiful simplicity of revelation, by endeavoring to penetrate the awful mystery of the divine nature, supplying faith by self-sufficiency, and by consequence, involving those who reasoned from such human dogmas in absurdities and doubt; "your temple is reared on the sands, and the first tempest will wash away its foundation.
In her dinner dress she looked even younger than in street clothes, and, for all her composure and self-sufficiency, she seemed to him strangely alert and vibrating, as if in her, too, there were something never altogether at rest.
A new-born self-sufficiency and think himself a [mockery.]
'Why are you in such a hurry to leave me, Helen?' he said, with a smile of the most provoking self-sufficiency. 'You don't hate me, you know.'
They have a sharp, shrewish look, which I do not like at all; and in her air altogether there is a self-sufficiency without fashion, which is intolerable."
A report published in local Arabic daily Arrayah stressed that the country has made great strides in achieving food security and self-sufficiency in local food production.
Pointing out the difference between self-sufficiency and food security, he said self-sufficiency is aimed at achieving only what can be produced in the country.
Agri chief reaffirms rice self-sufficiency goal !-- -- Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piaol has not given up on his dream of seeing the Philippines achieve 100 percent rice self-sufficiency.