abnegation


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ab·ne·ga·tion

 (ăb′nĭ-gā′shən)
n.
Self-denial.
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Noun1.abnegation - the denial and rejection of a doctrine or beliefabnegation - the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
denial - the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
2.abnegation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of othersabnegation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
forgoing, forswearing, renunciation - the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
self-sacrifice, selflessness - acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity

abnegation

noun
1. giving up, surrender, refusal, rejection, abandonment, renunciation, sacrifice, forbearance, disallowance, relinquishment, eschewal, abjuration He attacked 'society' for its abnegation of responsibility.
2. abstinence, continence, temperance, renunciation, self-denial These monks took to abnegation and scourging as expiation for the sins of the world.
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abnegation

[ˌæbnɪˈgeɪʃən] N (frm) → abnegación f

abnegation

nVerzicht m (→ of auf +acc), → Entsagung f
References in classic literature ?
There were two new hotels-- one a "Temperance House," whose ascetic quality was confined only to the abnegation of whiskey--a rival stage office, and a small one-storied building, from which the "Sierran Banner" fluttered weekly, for "ten dollars a year, in advance.
But this was the way this system of abnegation was paid for: instead of wearing such mean habiliments as his paternal fortunes entitled him to, he was able to appear brilliant, superb, like a young noble of fifty thousand livres a year.
It was the sublime abnegation of true love that comes to all lovers, and it came to him there, at the telephone, in a whirlwind of fire and glory; and to die for her, he felt, was to have lived and loved well.
It is far more probably to be traced to the noble abnegation of Self, which is one of the grandest--and to the credit of woman be it said--one of the commonest virtues of the sex.
Why is there so much negation and abnegation in your hearts?
There is one thing in the world," she said in a low tone, "for which I would risk even the abnegation of those claims.
Each faction lives by one human quality - abnegation (selflessness), candor (honesty), erudite (intelligence), dauntless (fearlessness) and amity (peace).
She lives in Abnegation with her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and parents Andrew (Tony Goldwyn) and Natalie (Ashley Judd) but questions where her future lies.
She criticizes this invocation of the unspeakable as being complicit in the abnegation of cognitive agency and establishment and maintenance of cognitive limits that preclude needed understanding of atrocities.
They constitute a suicidal abnegation of Jewish identity precisely because of the fact that with all Jews' "flaws and limitations as a people" it is not possible "to consider Judaism without justice.
Joseph Nathan, who represented the Italian Hebrew Commission, stated: "Above all, we acknowledge the Supreme Pontiff and the religious men and women who, executing the directives of the Holy Father, recognized the persecuted as their brothers and, with efforts and abnegation, hastened to help us, disregarding the terrible dangers to which they were exposed" (L'Osservatore Romano, Sept.
Ils ont accompli leur devoir avec abnegation et professionnalisme [beaucoup plus grand que].