Adjective "Self-Starter" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person who is sufficiently motivated or ambitious to work on their own initiative without needing direction.
  1. 'What are the magic ingredients that make up a successful self-starter?'
  2. 'The people that we have hired are all self-starters who want to be the best team in the business.'
  3. 'Not everyone is a self-starter and has the discipline to follow-through on assignments without a supervisor or co-workers to cheer them on.'
  4. 'This environment, much like the set-up of a small business, compels the counselor to take initiative and become a self-starter.'
  5. 'Indeed, these schools work best where the child is a self-starter and is easily motivated.'
  6. 'This national event, which encourages students to be self-starters in the business world, has seen many triumphs for Carlow over the last few years.'
The starter of a motor-vehicle engine.

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    1. starter (def 3).

    2. Informal. a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without needing to be told or encouraged to do so.