self-deprivation

noun self-dep·ri·va·tion \ ˌself-ˌde-prə-ˈvā-shən also -ˌdē-ˌprī- \

Definition of self-deprivation

: voluntary denial of oneself from possessing, using, consuming, or enjoying something desired
  • No self-deprivation is called for, but simply the understanding that the healthiest, tastiest, and most nourishing way to eat is also the most economical, most compassionate, and least polluting.
  • —John Robbins

First Known Use of self-deprivation

1645

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