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noun as in ability to manage for oneself

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But such an approach works against the traditional pride in self-sufficiency espoused by many in the American middle class.

Domestically, the former governor offers an avowedly nationalistic agenda, focused on American self-sufficiency.

Academic studies have found that mental health parenting evaluations often take this self-sufficiency view of parenting.

Food in Calabria was pride, self-sufficiency and community all mixed together in one mouthful.

I feel conservative in terms of limited government, individual responsibility, self-sufficiency — that sort of thing.

David had replied, in that short tone of self-sufficiency which conveys so much more than the syllable would seem to warrant.

One does not hate a youngster seven years one's junior merely because he is a mass of inexperience and self-sufficiency.

Humble and modest in the presence of a master-mind, he stood up proudly and boldly against foolish arrogance and self-sufficiency.

Their ignorance, however, is not equal to their self-sufficiency.

You lack the quality of self-sufficiency that is the characteristic of the higher critical faculties.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-sufficiency, such as: autonomy, independence, self-reliance, self-support, and self-sustenance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.