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|Noun||1.||abnegation - 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 others|
forgoing, forswearing, renunciation - the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
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1. giving up, surrender, refusal, rejection, abandonment, renunciation, sacrifice, forbearance, disallowance, relinquishment, eschewal, abjuration He attacked 'society' for its abnegation of responsibility.
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abnegation[ˌæbnɪˈgeɪʃən] N (frm) → abnegación f
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