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) → abnegación 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 is one thing in the world," she said in a low tone, "for which I would risk even the abnegation of those claims.
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.
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?
S'interrogeant, dans un entretien accorde a l'agence de presse officielle tunisienne Tap, sur les relations de l'Utica avec les entreprises publiques, le SG de l'UGTT, Noureddine Taboubi, a indique qu'il ne vise pas les [beaucoup moins que]hommes d'affaires patriotiques et fideles qui servent leur pays avec abnegation mais les opportunistes qui n'ont d'autre but que d'accumuler les benefices et les richesses par des methodes detournees (Aa).
TAP) -- Prime Minister Youssef Chahed delivered a funeral eulogy at the funeral of Health Minister Slim Chaker on Monday in Jellaz Cemetery, praising the seriousness, perseverance and abnegation of the deceased.
The abnegation by one of the private individuals who filed the complaint against the accused [Sandigan] also raises reasonable doubts on the latter's guilt,' the decision stated.
The study centers on judicial review of administrative action, documenting the abnegation of law in that setting.
beaucoup moins que] Cette medaille cache derriere elle une grande souffrance et une abnegation.
A concrete sign of love, of abnegation and self-emptying would go far to show the world how these Christians love one another