Self-sufficing Self`-suf*fi"cing, a. Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient. -- {Self`-suf*fi"cing*ness}, n. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-sufficing — adjective able to provide for your own needs without help from others a self sufficing economic unit • Syn: ↑self sufficient, ↑self sustaining • Similar to: ↑independent • Derivationally related forms: ↑sel …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-sufficing — self′ suffic′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-sufficing — adjective Date: 1647 self sufficient • self sufficingly adverb • self sufficingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Self-sufficingness — Self sufficing Self suf*fi cing, a. Sufficing for one s self or for itself, without needing external aid; self sufficient. {Self suf*fi cing*ness}, n. J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-sufficient — self sufficiency, n. self sufficiently, adv. /self seuh fish euhnt, self /, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • self-sufficient — [adj] able to take care of oneself arrogant, closed, competent, conceited, confident, doing one’s own thing*, efficient, egotistic, haughty, independent, individual, on one’s own, out for number one*, self confident, self dependent, self… …   New thesaurus

  • self-sufficient — [self′səfīs′iŋself′sə fish′ənt] adj. having the necessary resources to get along without help; independent: also self sufficing [self′səfīs′iŋ] self sufficiency n …   English World dictionary

  • self-sufficient — /sɛlf səˈfɪʃənt / (say self suh fishuhnt) adjective 1. able to supply one s own needs. 2. having undue confidence in one s own resources, powers, etc. Also, self sufficing /sɛlf səˈfaɪsɪŋ/ (say self suh fuysing). –self sufficiency, noun …  

  • self-sufficient — adj. 1 a needing nothing; independent. b (of a person, nation, etc.) able to supply one s needs for a commodity, esp. food, from one s own resources. 2 content with one s own opinion; arrogant. Derivatives: self sufficiency n. self sufficiently… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-sufficingly — adverb see self sufficing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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