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English definition of “self-reliant”


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