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1. The act or an instance of renouncing: the renunciation of all earthly pleasures.
2. A declaration in which something is renounced.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman renunciacion, from Latin renūntiātiō, renūntiātiōn-, from renūntiātus, past participle of renūntiāre, to renounce; see renounce.]

re·nun′ci·a′tive, re·nun′ci·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.renunciative - used especially of behavior
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
References in classic literature ?
His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi.
We find these qualities mingling and clashing in Hopkins's work: the renunciative, Victorian aspect and the plenitude, which was all his own--as gifted to him, in his own eyes, by his God.
In this category, Flipo also includes the path of voluntary simplicity and renunciative asceticism inspired by Gandhi and Thoreau, as well as Rahnema's plea for dignified poverty against the destitution that the Western model of development has fostered (see [section]4.3).