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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." Insufferable in the glare of a Sabbath sun, bleak, windy, and flaring in the gloom of a Sabbath night, and hopelessly depressing on all days of the week, the First Presbyterian Church lifted its blunt steeple from the barrenest area of the flats, and was hideous!
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?
Wasn't it an act of abnegation? Aren't you certain?"
(206) Yet none of the recent agency abnegations meaningfully grappled with the factual findings, reasoning, or impact of the past or revised policy choice, as required by Supreme Court doctrine.
Given the array of strategies an agency might use to make a policy change or move the law in a deregulatory direction, why might statutory abnegation be chosen?
In a futuristic Chicago, society has been split into five communities - the selfless Abnegations, smart Erudites, kind Amities, honest Candors and daring Dauntlesses.
The outer ring of Christianity is a rigid guard of ethical abnegations and professional priests; but inside that inhuman guard you will find the old human life dancing like children, and drinking wine like men; for Christianity is the only frame for pagan freedom.
its meaning on various levels and within a host of conflicting attitudes, experiences, abnegations, and recognitions.