Synonyms for abnegation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-ni-gey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæb nɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Définition of abnegation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "a negative assertion," c.1500 as "self-denial," from Latin abnegationem (nominative abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from past participle stem of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny" (see deny).
  • noun denial, renouncement of something
Example sentences :
  • There is something sublime in your abnegation if, indeed, you have had no other client this week.
  • Extract from : « The Burning Spear » by John Galsworthy
  • No; even at his highest pitch of abnegation, he could not forget himself.
  • Extract from : « Beyond » by John Galsworthy
  • There is not only the remission by indemnification but the remission by abnegation.
  • Extract from : « Looking Backward » by Edward Bellamy
  • There was no peace except in the abnegation of all positive desire.
  • Extract from : « Narcissus » by Evelyn Scott
  • And is what is left—if anything is left—an adequate price for the abnegation of manhood?
  • Extract from : « Flowers of Freethought » by George W. Foote
  • Who could compel you to an abnegation which would cause you grief?
  • Extract from : « Old Fritz and the New Era » by Louise Muhlbach
  • But it is possible, as I say, that you may exaggerate the abnegation required of you.
  • Extract from : « Under Two Flags » by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • Why is there so much disavowal and abnegation in your hearts?
  • Extract from : « Prophets of Dissent » by Otto Heller
  • Abnegation: A plan for securing the thing in the easiest and surest way.
  • Extract from : « The Roycroft Dictionary » by Elbert Hubbard
  • It is the abnegation of God in the universe and of conscience in man.
  • Extract from : « The Trial of Theodore Parker » by Theodore Parker

Antonyms for abnegation

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