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self-denial

[self-di-nahy-uh l, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈnaɪ əl, ˌsɛlf-/
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
1635-1645
1635-45
Related forms
self-denying, adjective
self-denyingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for selfdenying

self-denial

noun
1.
the denial or sacrifice of one's own desires
Derived Forms
self-denying, adjective
self-denyingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for selfdenying

self-denial

n.

1640s, from self- + denial.

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