[ adjective ] able to provide for your own needs without help from others


"a self-sufficing economic unit"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The tensions accompanying a repressive consciousness of wrongdoing or sinning or some tormenting secret are relieved for the less self-contained or self-sufficient by confession , repentance , and penance .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The ninth century was in its artistic work `` the spiritually freest and most self-sufficient between past and future '' , and the loving skill spent by its artists upon their products is a testimonial to their sense that what they were doing was important and was appreciated .

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