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  1. self-reliance

    Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.

    arrogance, assertion, assumption, assurance, boldness, confidence, effrontery, impudence, presumption, self-assertion, self-confidence, trust

    bashfulness, confusion, consternation, dismay, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, misgiving, shyness, timidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autonomy, self-direction, self-reliance, self-sufficiencynoun

    personal independence

    self-direction, self-sufficiency, autonomy, liberty

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  1. The Laws of Manu:

    Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.

  2. Henry Louis Mencken:

    The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.

  3. Yang Moo-jin:

    And he is suggesting that he will take the bull by the horns to achieve that goal, while promoting self reliance at home and still being open to talks depending on how President Donald Trump handles' hostile policy,'.

  4. Theodore Couloumbis:

    Meimarakis wins with his talk of cooperating, he got the message earlier and that's going to help him. Alexis Tsipras insists on self-reliance and may pay the price.

  5. Kim Jong:

    The basic seeds and themes of the new five-year economic development plan are still self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

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  • samostatnostCzech
  • Selbstständigkeit, SelbständigkeitGerman
  • confianza en sí mismoSpanish
  • itseluottamusFinnish
  • autosuffisance, autonomieFrench
  • niezależnośćPolish
  • autoconfiançaPortuguese
  • автономность, самостоятельность, самодостаточность, [[уверенность]] [[в]] [[свойRussian
  • självförtroende, självtillitSwedish

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