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self–denial

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of self–denial

  1. 1 the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired <dieting is an endless exercise in self-denial> Synonyms abnegation, renouncement, repudiation, self-denialRelated Words denial, refusal; relinquishment, resignation, surrender; self-abnegation, self-renunciationNear Antonyms acceptance; adoption, embrace, embracement, espousalAntonyms indulgence, self-indulgence

  2. 2 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <self-indulgent even when she was poor, she wasn't about to practice self-denial after getting rich> 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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