self-abnegating

adjective
self-ab·​ne·​gat·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈab-ni-ˌgā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-abnegating (audio) \

Definition of self-abnegating

: forbearing to gratify oneself or advance one's interests : self-denying Most latter-day first ladies have recalled enduring the self-abnegating life in the White House fishbowl with stoic determination.— Jacquielynn Floyd

First Known Use of self-abnegating

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-abnegating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-abnegating. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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