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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 classic literature ?
That is why so many women have the advantage of knowing that they are secretly repulsive to men who have self-denyingly made ardent love to them.
She came in every day, and she self-denyingly kept her promise.
I'm seeing you for the very first time right this minute ...' Words spoken by Ginger's sleazy adolescent crush, Lester Diamond (James Woods), to whom she appears to be self-denyingly devoted, we, moreover, hear them--in a complex correspondence of situation, sound, and image--as we see Ace look at her.