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self–abnegation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of self–abnegation

  1. voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <even after acquiring great wealth, he continued to practice a kind of puritanical self-abnegation> Synonyms continence, self-abnegation, self-denial, sobriety, temperanceRelated Words control, forbearance, restraint; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-discipline, self-mastery; asceticism, austerityNear Antonyms gluttony, greed, rapaciousness, rapacity, voraciousness, voracity; hedonism, sensuality, sybaritismAntonyms self-indulgence




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