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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [self suh-fish-uh n-see]
    • /sɛlf səˈfɪʃ ən si/
    • /self səˈfɪʃ.ən.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [self suh-fish-uh n-see]
    • /sɛlf səˈfɪʃ ən si/

Definitions of self-sufficiency word

  • adjective self-sufficiency able to supply one's own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self-sufficient. 1
  • adjective self-sufficiency having extreme confidence in one's own resources, powers, etc.: He was self-sufficient, and always reminded you of it. 1
  • noun self-sufficiency providing for self 1
  • uncountable noun self-sufficiency Self-sufficiency is the state of being self-sufficient. 0

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Origin of self-sufficiency

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90

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Parts of speech for Self-sufficiency


self-sufficiency popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for self-sufficiency

noun self-sufficiency

  • independence — a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails.

adverb self-sufficiency

  • independently — not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker.

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