Denial of one's self
Denial De*ni"al, n. [See {Deny}.] 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of {affirmation}. [1913 Webster]

You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction. [1913 Webster]

3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request. [1913 Webster]

The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . . had not to complain of many peremptory denials. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

4. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God. [1913 Webster]

{Denial of one's self}, a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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