self-abnegation

[self-ab-ni-gey-shuh n]

noun

self-denial or self-sacrifice.

Nearby words

  1. self,
  2. self-,
  3. self-abandoned,
  4. self-abandonment,
  5. self-abasement,
  6. self-absorbed,
  7. self-absorption,
  8. self-abuse,
  9. self-acting,
  10. self-actualization

Origin of self-abnegation

First recorded in 1650–60

Related formsself-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 Formsself-abnegating, adjective

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