self-denial

  • 1 Self-denial — Self de*ni al, n. The denial of one s self; forbearing to gratify one s own desires; self sacrifice. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 self-denial — [self′di nī′əl] n. denial or sacrifice of one s own desires or pleasures self denying adj …

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  • 3 self-denial — ► NOUN ▪ the denial of one s own interests and needs. DERIVATIVES self denying adjective …

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  • 4 self-denial — self denying, adj. self denyingly, adv. /self di nuy euhl, self /, n. 1. the sacrifice of one s own desires; unselfishness. 2. an act or instance of restraining or curbing one s desires: To reduce, one has to practice self denial at the dinner… …

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  • 5 Self-denial — may refer to:* Asceticism * Anatta, the Buddhist concept of no self * Abstinence …

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  • 6 self-denial — *self abnegation, abnegation, renunciation Analogous words: sacrificing or sacrifice, forbearance (see corresponding verbs at FORGO): abstaining, refraining (see REFRAIN): restraining or restraint, curbing or curb, checking or check (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 self-denial — index austerity, continence, discipline (obedience), restraint, temperance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 self-denial — N UNCOUNT Self denial is the habit of refusing to do or have things that you would like, either because you cannot afford them, or because you believe it is morally good for you not to do them or have them. Should motherhood necessarily mean… …

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  • 9 self-denial — n. to exercise, practice self denial * * * [ˌselfdɪ naɪəl] practice self denial to exercise …

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  • 10 self-denial — noun it took years of hard work and self denial Syn: self sacrifice, selflessness, unselfishness; self discipline, asceticism, self deprivation, abstemiousness, abstinence, abstention; moderation, temperance Ant: self indulgence …

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  • 11 self-denial — 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 • Etymology: 1635–45 self′ deny′ing, adj. self′ deny′ingly, adv …

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  • 12 self-denial — self de nial n [U] when you do not do or have the things you enjoy for moral or religious reasons >self denying adj …

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  • 13 self-denial — self de nial noun uncount the practice of not allowing yourself to have what you really want, especially for moral reasons …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 self-denial — Synonyms and related words: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Sabbatarianism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abnegation, abstaining, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, altruism, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, aplomb, asceticism …

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  • 15 self-denial — n 1. self abnegation, self sacrifice, self immolation, selflessness, unselfishness, self for getfulness; self giving, magnanimity, generosity, altruism. 2. restraint, self restraint, control, self control, will power, strength; self discipline,… …

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  • 16 self-denial — noun the denial of one s own interests and needs. Derivatives self denying adjective …

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  • 17 self-denial — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. self sacrifice, abnegation, renunciation, asceticism. See unselfishness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Abstemiousness] Syn. asceticism, selflessness, self sacrifice; see moderation 1 , restraint 1 ,… …

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  • 18 self-denial — /sɛlf dəˈnaɪəl/ (say self duh nuyuhl) noun the sacrifice of one s own desires; unselfishness. –self denying, adjective –self denyingly, adverb …

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  • 19 self-denial — n. = SELF ABNEGATION. Phrases and idioms: self denying ordinance hist. a resolution of the Long Parliament 1645 depriving Members of Parliament of civil and military office. Derivatives: self denying adj …

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  • 20 self-denial — n. Self abnegation, self sacrifice, unselfishness, devotion, disinterestedness …

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