follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

self-abnegation

[self-ab-ni-gey-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌæb nɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
self-denial or self-sacrifice.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
Related forms
self-abnegating, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for self-abnegation
  • The idea was to go beyond the movement's old tofu severity, the air of judgment and self-abnegation.
  • With this sub lime act of self-abnegation he bids fair to close his political career with glory.
  • The duty of the hour calls for self-abnegation and united efforts.
British Dictionary definitions for self-abnegation

self-abnegation

noun
1.
the denial of one's own interests in favour of the interests of others
Derived Forms
self-abnegating, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for self-abnegation

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for self

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with self-abnegation