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abnegation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of abnegation

  1. the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired <the couple's sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone> Synonyms renunciation, renouncement, repudiation, self-denialRelated Words denial, refusal; relinquishment, resignation, surrender; self-abnegation, self-renunciationNear Antonyms acceptance; adoption, embrace, embracement, espousalAntonyms indulgence, self-indulgence




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