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self-abnegation

[ self-ab-ni-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌæb nɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun

self-denial or self-sacrifice.

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Origin of self-abnegation

First recorded in 1650–60

OTHER WORDS FROM self-abnegation

self-ab·ne·gat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-abnegation

self-abnegation

noun

the denial of one's own interests in favour of the interests of others

Derived forms of self-abnegation

self-abnegating, adjective
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