HyperDic: self-denial

English > 3 senses of the word self-denial:
NOUNattributeself-denial, self-disciplinethe trait of practicing self discipline
actself-denial, self-discipline, self-controlthe act of denying yourself
actself-denial, abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-renunciationrenunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
English > self-denial: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe trait of practicing self discipline.
Synonymself-discipline
Narrowerabstinence, abstentionThe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
austerity, asceticism, nonindulgenceThe trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
continence, continencyThe exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
BroaderdisciplineThe trait of being well behaved
Spanishabnegación, autodisciplina
Catalanabnegació, autodisciplina
English > self-denial: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses / impulses.
Synonymsself-discipline, self-control
NarrowerabstinenceAct or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
asceticism, ascesisrigorous / rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
mortification(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
BroadercontrolThe activity of managing or exerting control over something
Spanishautocontrol, autodisciplina
Catalanautocontrol, autodisciplina
English > self-denial: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningrenunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.
Synonymsabnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-renunciation
Broaderrenunciation, forgoing, forswearingThe act of renouncing / renouncing
selflessness, self-sacrificeActing with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
Spanishabnegación, renunciamiento
Catalanabnegació, renúncia

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