self-denial

noun
self-de·​ni·​al | \ ˌself-di-ˈnī(-ə)l How to pronounce self-denial (audio) \

Definition of self-denial

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

First Known Use of self-denial

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-denial was in 1605

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“Self-denial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-denial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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self-denial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-denial

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

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