deny oneself

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Definition of deny oneself

: 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.

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“Deny oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deny%20oneself. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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