self-denying


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self-de·ni·al

(sĕlf′dĭ-nī′əl)
n.
Sacrifice of one's own desires or interests. See Synonyms at abstinence.

self′-de·ny′ing (-nī′ĭng) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-denying - willing to deprive yourself
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
2.self-denying - used especially of behavior
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

self-denying

adjective
Without concern for oneself:
Translations

self-denying

[ˌselfdɪˈnaɪɪŋ] ADJabnegado
self-denying ordinanceresolución f abnegada
References in classic literature ?
They have such an eatable look that the most self-denying stranger can hardly keep his hands off.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
The belief of being prudent, and self-denying, principally for his advantage, was her chief consolation, under the misery of a parting, a final parting; and every consolation was required, for she had to encounter all the additional pain of opinions, on his side, totally unconvinced and unbending, and of his feeling himself ill used by so forced a relinquishment.
He set the picture of her up, beside the infamous image of last night; and thought, Could it be, that the whole earthly course of one so gentle, good, and self-denying, was subjugate to such a wretch as that!
How unwise, therefore, must be every such self-denying ordinance as serves to prohibit a nation from making use of its own citizens in the manner best suited to its exigencies and circumstances
I had hired small lodgings, which I contrived to pay for out of a slender fund--the accumulated savings of my Eton pocket-money; for as it had ever been abhorrent to my nature to ask pecuniary assistance, I had early acquired habits of self-denying economy; husbanding my monthly allowance with anxious care, in order to obviate the danger of being forced, in some moment of future exigency, to beg additional aid.
and sweet," Arthur went on, "and pure, and self-denying, and true-hearted, and--" he broke off hastily, as if he could not trust himself to say more on a subject so sacred and so precious.
You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying.
The self-denying pair had been occupied in coaxing the appetites of some of their sick parishioners, whom they, somewhat inconsistently, tried to keep imprisoned in the flesh, their own appetites being quite forgotten.
Not in the riches of omnipotence is the chief glory of God; but in self-denying, suffering love
In her stead, the perfect likeness of the picture, a child likeness no more, moves about the house; and Agnes - my sweet sister, as I call her in my thoughts, my counsellor and friend, the better angel of the lives of all who come within her calm, good, self-denying influence - is quite a woman.
We become mercenary or self-denying, very much as we are instructed.