self-contained love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself.
  • adjective Not dependent on others; self-sufficient.
  • adjective Keeping to oneself; reserved.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Contained or wrapped up in one's self; reserved; not sympathetic or communicative.
  • Having an entrance for itself, and not approached by an entrance or stair common to others: as, a self-contained house.
  • Complete in itself: as, a self-contained motor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.
  • adjective (Mach.) Having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself.
  • adjective A steam engine and boiler combined and fastened together; a portable steam engine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not requiring external or additional support; complete in itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
  • adjective in full control of your faculties

Etymologies

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self +‎ contained

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