from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent.
- adj. Having undue confidence; smug.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to provide for oneself independently of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sufficient for one's self without external aid or coöperation.
- adj. Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of effecting all one's own ends or fulfilling all one's own desires without the aid of others.
- Having undue confidence in one's own strength, ability, or endowments; haughty; overbearing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. able to provide for your own needs without help from others
She worked for Women for Women International, an aid group that helps women in war zones become self-sufficient.
The paragraph holds luminously good still for either Bobby – Jones or Moore:What we talk about here is not the hero as sportsman, but that something which a civilised community hungered for and found: the best performer in the world who was also hero as human being, the gentle, wholly self-sufficient male.
And given its high costs and strategic use, we were trying to become self-sufficient for some years, says a senior DRDO official.
According to a posthumous biography "The Lee Papers," Mr. Lee argued that newspapers should be financially self-sufficient, so that they "could look any man or corporation or institution in the face and tell that man or corporation or institution to go to hell."
In reality, it is not only possible, but affordable to build housing and transportation that is self-sufficient.
The object is not for the children to become self-sufficient, but to be reliant on the ultimate ‘authority’ and sanction of ‘God’, in lieu of which they are obliged to submit to these self-appointed representatives of ‘God’.
She had not worked in at least 20 years, was therefore, probably not self-sufficient financially and due to her pre-existing condition was not qualified to seek out private coverage after the COBRA plan ran out.
Republicans portray themselves as strong, self-sufficient individualists with little need for government, and certainly no need for government welfare.
A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage — how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a “delicate but crucial” natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.
Only in her mid-twenties, Woginrich wrote the book to help people get started on living a more self-sufficient life.