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English definition of “self-reliant”

self-reliant

adjective uk   /ˌself.rɪˈlaɪ.ənt/ approving us  
C2 not needing help or support from other people: Lone parents have to be self-reliant and inventive.
self-reliance
noun [U] uk   /ˌself.rɪˈlaɪ.əns/ us  
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