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English noun: self-denial

1. self-denial (attribute) the trait of practicing self discipline


Broader (hypernym)discipline

Narrower (hyponym)abstention, abstinence, asceticism, austerity, continence, continency, nonindulgence

2. self-denial (act) the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

Synonymsself-control, self-discipline

Broader (hypernym)control

Narrower (hyponym)abstinence, ascesis, asceticism, mortification

3. self-denial (act) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

Synonymsabnegation, denial, self-abnegation, self-renunciation

Broader (hypernym)forgoing, forswearing, renunciation, self-sacrifice, selflessness

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