self-denial

noun
self-de·ni·al | \ˌself-di-ˈnī(-ə)l \

Definition of self-denial 

: a restraint or limitation of one's own desires or interests

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Synonyms

abstinence, continence, sobriety, temperance

Antonyms

self-indulgence

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The first known use of self-denial was in 1605

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self-denial

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English Language Learners Definition of self-denial

: the act of not allowing yourself to have or do something you want

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