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Definition of "self-reliant" [self•-re•li•ant]

  • Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."