Definitions for abnegation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abnegation(noun)

    the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

    "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"

  2. abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation(noun)

    renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others


  1. abnegation(Noun)

    A denial; a renunciation; denial of desire or self-interest.

  2. Origin: * First attested before 1398.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abnegation(noun)

    a denial; a renunciation

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. abnegation

    A plan for securing the thing in the easiest and surest way.

Translations for abnegation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of sacrificing one's own desires etc in order to help others

With great self-sacrifice, she gave up the holiday to care for her sick aunt.

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