self-denying

adjective
self-de·​ny·​ing | \ ˌself-di-ˈnī-iŋ How to pronounce self-denying (audio) \

Definition of self-denying

: showing self-denial

Other Words from self-denying

self-denyingly \ ˌself-​di-​ˈnī-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce self-denying (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of self-denying

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-denying was in 1630

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Dictionary Entries Near self-denying

self-denigration

self-denying

self-dependence

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“Self-denying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-denying. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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