Meaning of ABNEGATION in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈgāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Late Latin abnegation-, abnegatio, from Latin abnegatus (past participle of abnegare to refute, deny, from ab- ab- (I) + negare to say no, deny) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at negation

: renunciation or denial

prepared to move in the direction of early abnegation of federal responsibility — D'Arcy McNickle

: restraint or denial of desire or self-interest

cold lines, but penned by what heartbroken abnegation — George Meredith

: self-denial , humility

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