Definition of self-sufficiency in English:

self-sufficiency

noun

mass noun
  • The quality or condition of being self-sufficient.

    ‘a means of developing economic self-sufficiency’
    • ‘What politics did was to deprive the citizen of his self-sufficiency and his freedom to choose and to act.’
    • ‘Suffering insults us by calling into question our self-sufficiency and integrity as individuals.’
    • ‘The rules of self-sufficiency were changed yet again as oxygen was pumped in to prevent brain damage.’
    • ‘This approach rejects the autonomy and self-sufficiency of neoclassical economics.’
    • ‘Individuals must take advantage of all other means of self-sufficiency and view social assistance as an absolute last resort.’
    independence, self-reliance, self-support, self-sustenance, self-standing
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

self-sufficiency

/ˌsɛlfsəˈfɪʃnsi/