: marked by the renouncing of one's own wishes, desires, or ambitions
an altruistic, self-renouncing person
self-renouncing love

Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-renouncing was in 1641

Dictionary Entries Near self-renouncing

Cite this Entry

“Self-renouncing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-renouncing. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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