deny oneself

Definition of deny oneself

  1. :  to not allow oneself to enjoy things or to have the things one wants On this diet, I don't feel like I'm denying myself. I'm not denying myself the foods that I love, I'm just eating smaller amounts. He's always denied himself the simple pleasures in life.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to declare untrue

    :  to refuse to admit or acknowledge :  disavow

    :  to give a negative answer to

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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