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English noun: renunciation

1. renunciation (communication) rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

SamplesCongressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated.


Broader (hypernym)rejection

Narrower (hyponym)disclaimer, disowning, disownment

2. renunciation (state) the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

Synonymsapostasy, defection

Broader (hypernym)rejection

3. renunciation (communication) an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned


Broader (hypernym)resignation

Narrower (hyponym)relinquishing, relinquishment

4. renunciation (act) the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

Synonymsforgoing, forswearing

Broader (hypernym)rejection

Narrower (hyponym)abnegation, denial, forsaking, giving up, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation

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