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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.

self-denial

n
the denial or sacrifice of one's own desires
ˌself-deˈnying adj
ˌself-deˈnyingly adv

self′-deni′al



n.
1. the sacrifice of one's own desires; unselfishness.
2. an act or instance of restraining or curbing one's desires.
[1635–45]
self′-deny′ing, adj.
self′-deny′ingly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-denial - the trait of practicing self discipline
discipline - the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
austerity, nonindulgence, asceticism - the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
abstention, abstinence - the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
continence, continency - the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
2.self-denial - the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
ascesis, asceticism - rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
mortification - (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
3.self-denial - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of othersself-denial - 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

self-denial

noun self-sacrifice, renunciation, asceticism, abstemiousness, selflessness, unselfishness, self-abnegation an unprecedented act of self-denial
Quotations
"Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends" [Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Faust]
Translations

self-denial

[ˌselfdɪˈnaɪəl] Nabnegación f

self-denial

[ˌsɛlfdɪˈnaɪəl] nabnegazione f, sacrificio
References in periodicals archive ?
Either way, Creeley is doubled up in this poem between his mother's self-denyingly modest appetites and his own wants.