self denial

self-denial

[self-di-nahy-uhl, self-]
noun
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 table.

Origin:
1635–45

self-denying, adjective
self-denyingly, adverb
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self-denial
 
n
the denial or sacrifice of one's own desires
 
self-de'nying
 
adj
 
self-de'nyingly
 
adv

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