renunciant renunciative self-abnegating self-denying
nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying ; {self-disciplined ; {spartan, strict ] Also See {abstemious}. Antonym: {indulgent}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. unpermissive. Opposite of {permissive}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • self-abnegating — adjective used especially of behavior • Syn: ↑renunciant, ↑renunciative, ↑self denying • Similar to: ↑nonindulgent, ↑strict • Derivationally related forms: ↑renounce …   Useful english dictionary

  • renunciative — adjective used especially of behavior • Syn: ↑renunciant, ↑self abnegating, ↑self denying • Similar to: ↑nonindulgent, ↑strict • Derivationally related forms: ↑renounce …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-disciplined — nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self abnegating, self denying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renunciant — adjective used especially of behavior • Syn: ↑renunciative, ↑self abnegating, ↑self denying • Similar to: ↑nonindulgent, ↑strict • Derivationally related forms: ↑renounce …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-denying — adjective 1. willing to deprive yourself • Syn: ↑self giving, ↑self sacrificing • Similar to: ↑unselfish 2. used especially of behavior • Syn: ↑renunciant, ↑renuncia …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonindulgent — adjective characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint • Syn: ↑strict • Ant: ↑indulgent • Similar to: ↑austere, ↑stern, ↑blue, ↑puritanic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • austere forbidding stern — nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self abnegating, self denying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blueprenominal puritan puritanical — nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self abnegating, self denying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrective disciplinary disciplinal — nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self abnegating, self denying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkish — nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self abnegating, self denying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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