self-abandonment

noun
self-aban·​don·​ment | \ ˌself-ə-ˈban-dən-mənt How to pronounce self-abandonment (audio) \

Definition of self-abandonment

1 : a lack of self-restraint
2 : a surrender of one's selfish interests or desires

First Known Use of self-abandonment

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Self-abandonment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-abandonment. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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