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self-denial

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1 the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired
  • dieting is an endless exercise in self-denial

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2 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites
  • self-indulgent even when she was poor, she wasn't about to practice self-denial after getting rich

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The first known use of self-denial was in 1605

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“Self-denial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-denial. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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