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Synonyms and Antonyms of renunciation

  1. the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired <his sudden renunciation of his smoking habit pleased his whole family> Synonyms abnegation, renouncement, repudiation, self-denial Related Words denial, refusal; relinquishment, resignation, surrender; self-abnegation, self-renunciation Near Antonyms acceptance; adoption, embrace, embracement, espousal Antonyms indulgence, self-indulgence

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