from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or exhibiting reliance; dependent: reliant on medication.
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- adj. Having reliance on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having, or characterized by, reliance; confident; trusting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or indicating reliance or confidence; confident; self-trustful: as, a reliant spirit; a reliant bearing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relying on another for support
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ElBruce says: drhunt1 says: but empowering people to be self-sufficient and self-reliant is THE best form od “advocacy for minorities”.
Your right, If making the public less responsible and self reliant is your goal than it surely will.
Explain that being self reliant is wonderful, but it does not mean you have to do everything alone.
Our city has been growing quickly, and not had the funds available to make our infrastructure as sustainable, or long-term reliant as we'd like it to be.
… but empowering people to be self-sufficient and self-reliant is THE best form od “advocacy for minorities”.
The German character is not only self-reliant, which is admirable, but it readily becomes domineering, particularly when in the ascendency.
He is very pious and self-reliant, which is provocative of bigotry and hot temper; and surrounded and approached on all sides by clever and often unscrupulous financiers and speculators, his scutcheon has worn wonderfully well, and his character and reputation passed through many fiery ordeals.
It's a little british fibreglass pick up called a reliant FOX.
Processes and products, including services: QA auditors must possess a good understanding of Self-reliant, that is acts and functions indepen - all processes in clinical research and drug devel - dently while interacting effectively with opment and be familiar with the terminology others. and abbreviations used related to clinical trials.
The children are resourceful and self-reliant which is good.