Pronunciation: (self'su-fish'unt, self"-), [key]
1. able to supply one's own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self-sufficient.
2. having extreme confidence in one's own resources, powers, etc.: He was self-sufficient, and always reminded you of it. Also,self-suf•fic•ingPronunciation: (self"su-fī'sing). [key]
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