2. [syn: abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abnegation \Ab`ne*ga"tion\, n. [L. abnegatio: cf. F.
a denial; a renunciation.
With abnegation of God, of his honor, and of religion,
they may retain the friendship of the court. --Knox.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief;
"abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
2: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests
of others [syn: abnegation, self-abnegation, denial,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "abnegation":
abstinence, calm, calmness, conservatism, constraint, continence,
contradiction, control, cool, declension, declination, declinature,
declining, denial, deprivation, disagreement, disallowance,
disclaimer, disclamation, disobedience, dispassion, dissent,
evenness, forbearance, frugality, gentleness, golden mean,
happy medium, holding back, impartiality, judiciousness,
juste-milieu, lenity, meden agan, middle way, mildness,
moderateness, moderation, moderationism, nay, naysaying, negation,
negative, negative answer, negative attitude, negativeness,
negativism, negativity, neutrality, nix, no, nonacceptance,
noncompliance, nonconsent, nonobservance, nonviolence,
nothing in excess, pacifism, prudence, recantation, refusal,
rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repose, repudiation,
restraint, retention, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial,
self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, serenity, soberness,
sobriety, sophrosyne, stability, steadiness, temperance,
temperateness, thumbs-down, tranquillity, turndown,
unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, unwillingness,
via media, withholding