abnegation


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ab·ne·ga·tion

 (ăb′nĭ-gā′shən)
n.
Self-denial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Translations

abnegation

[ˌæbnɪˈgeɪʃən] N (frm) → abnegacion f

abnegation

nVerzicht m (→ of auf +acc), → Entsagung f
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.