Synonyms for renunciation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn, -shee-
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-

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Définition of renunciation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "action of renouncing," from Latin renuntiationem (nominative renuntiatio), noun of action from past participle stem of renuntiare "renounce" (see renounce).
  • noun abandonment, rejection
Example sentences :
  • It was through her renunciation that he had grown so strong, so pure, so good.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • She had wept only in the struggle of obedience and the renunciation of passion.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The renunciation, the conquest of sex—it is this that must be gained.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • He talked of renunciation, but it was with an anguish so keen as to make me wince for him who felt it.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • There is no halt to be looked for, no tranquillity in renunciation and wilful blindness.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • She had accomplished a hideous act of renunciation and returned to the One.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • I can only tell you what I know—that there is no way of peace but the way of renunciation.
  • Extract from : « Audrey Craven » by May Sinclair
  • If I had been weak, I should have groaned aloud in the agony of renunciation.
  • Extract from : « The Princess Virginia » by C. N. Williamson
  • Zora knows this glimmering light is not love, but renunciation.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • It cost the other woman an effort of renunciation, but she was steadfast to her secret purpose.
  • Extract from : « Nobody » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for renunciation

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