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Noun: self-denial  'self-di'nI-ul
  1. The trait of practising self discipline
    - self-discipline
  2. The act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    - self-discipline, self-control
  3. Renunciation of your own interests in favour of the interests of others
    - abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-renunciation

Derived forms: self-denials

Type of: control, discipline, forgoing, forswearing, renunciation, selflessness, self-sacrifice

Encyclopedia: Self-denial