self-sufficiency

[ self-suh-fish-uh nt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-sufficiency

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"You have evolved all this from your own spiritual pride and self-sufficiency," said he, hotly.

His self-sufficiency was proof against anything of that sort.

We have, as a nation, no small share of self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

Cecilia had thrown him over with most abominable unconcern and self-sufficiency.

But I refuse to call the realisation of self, self-sufficiency.

I am tired of your ex-cathedra statements and your self-sufficiency.'

Self-sufficiency and self-confidence are inevitable results.

He disliked his manners, his morals, his self-sufficiency, his loud talk.

She had lost her self-sufficiency and self-respect, and she was miserable.

But when the crisis passes we are likely to lapse into an assumption of self-sufficiency.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, originally an attribute of God (translating Greek autakreia), from self- + sufficiency. Of mortals, self-sufficient "able to supply one's own needs" is recorded from 1580s.

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