self-sufficient

  • 1 self-sufficient — ˌself sufˈficient adjective providing all the things that are needed without help from outside: • A more self sufficient region in Asia would be better able to provide its own raw materials and markets. self sufficient in • We are trying to make… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Self-sufficient — Self suf*fi cient, a. 1. Sufficient for one s self without external aid or co[ o]peration. [1913 Webster] Neglect of friends can never be proved rational till we prove the person using it omnipotent and self sufficient, and such as can never need …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 self-sufficient — also self sufficient, 1580s, from SELF (Cf. self) + SUFFICIENT (Cf. sufficient). Related: Self sufficiently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 self-sufficient — self suf ficient adj able to provide all the things you need without help from other people ▪ a self sufficient farm self sufficient in ▪ Australia is 65% self sufficient in oil. >self sufficiency n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 self-sufficient — self sufficiency, n. self sufficiently, adv. /self seuh fish euhnt, self /, adj. 1. able to supply one s own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self sufficient. 2. having extreme confidence in one s… …

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  • 6 self-sufficient — [adj] able to take care of oneself arrogant, closed, competent, conceited, confident, doing one’s own thing*, efficient, egotistic, haughty, independent, individual, on one’s own, out for number one*, self confident, self dependent, self… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 self-sufficient — [self′səfīs′iŋself′sə fish′ənt] adj. having the necessary resources to get along without help; independent: also self sufficing [self′səfīs′iŋ] self sufficiency n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 self-sufficient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to satisfy one s basic needs without outside help, especially with regard to the production of food. 2) emotionally and intellectually independent. DERIVATIVES self sufficiency noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 self-sufficient — index autonomous (independent), insular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 self-sufficient — 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If a country or group is self sufficient, it is able to produce or make everything that it needs. This enabled the country to become self sufficient in sugar... Using traditional methods poor farmers can be virtually …

    English dictionary

  • 11 self-sufficient — adjective providing all the things you need without help from outside: In those days the farm was largely self sufficient. self sufficiency noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 self-sufficient — adjective Date: 1592 1. able to maintain oneself or itself without outside aid ; capable of providing for one s own needs < a self sufficient farm > 2. having an extreme confidence in one s own ability or worth ; haughty, overbearing …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 self-sufficient — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally, wholly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 self-sufficient — /sɛlf səˈfɪʃənt / (say self suh fishuhnt) adjective 1. able to supply one s own needs. 2. having undue confidence in one s own resources, powers, etc. Also, self sufficing /sɛlf səˈfaɪsɪŋ/ (say self suh fuysing). –self sufficiency, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 self-sufficient — self′ suffi′cient adj. 1) able to supply one s or its own needs without external assistance 2) having extreme confidence in one s own resources or powers • Etymology: 1580–90 self′ suffi′ciency, n. self′ suffi′ciently, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 self-sufficient — self suf ficient adjective able to provide for yourself everything that you need, without help from other people ╾ ,self suf ficiency noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 self-sufficient — Synonyms and related words: acquisitive, ambitious for self, autarchic, autarkic, autistic, autonomous, bashful, careerist, close, closed, complacent, consequential, dissociable, egotistical, erect, free spirited, freewheeling, grasping, greedy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 self-sufficient — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. independent, competent, self confident, efficient; see confident 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. see self reliant III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of others:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 self-sufficient — adj. 1 a needing nothing; independent. b (of a person, nation, etc.) able to supply one s needs for a commodity, esp. food, from one s own resources. 2 content with one s own opinion; arrogant. Derivatives: self sufficiency n. self sufficiently… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 self-sufficient — adjective 1》 able to satisfy one s basic needs without outside help, especially with regard to the production of food. 2》 emotionally and intellectually independent. Derivatives self sufficiency noun self sufficiently adverb …

    English new terms dictionary