self-deprivation

noun
self-dep·​ri·​va·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌde-prə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce self-deprivation (audio) 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-deprivation was in 1645

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self-deprivation

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“Self-deprivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-deprivation. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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