Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.(adjective)
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Use "self-reliant" in a sentence
"It was a state of conservative, self-reliant people."
"In her testimony, Lukin said that "these figures show that Native participation in the 8 (a) program is helping some Native communities to compete in the American marketplace, build successful and self-reliant families, develop their tribal member shareholders through training and business supports, provide basic social and community services, and to act as engines of growth in their communities.""
"I grew up surrounded by strong, self-reliant, resourceful people who worked hard, ate real food and lived vital lives."