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Definition of the noun abnegation
What does abnegation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: abnegations
- the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
- renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of abnegation: denial / self-abnegation / self-denial / self-renunciation
- more generic words: forgoing / forswearing / renunciation = the act of renouncing; self-sacrifice / selflessness = acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
Alternative definition of the noun abnegation
- A denial; a renunciation.
- synonym: repudiation
Definition of the noun abnegation for high school students
- denial of comfort to oneself
- example: The holy man slept on the floor, took only cold showers, and generally followed other practices of abnegation.
The noun abnegation is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abnegation
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The Tempest (1999)
Third Series by William Shakespeare, Virginia Mason Vaughan, Alden T. Vaughan
And the purest abnegation is that which denies in the present, not merely resounding applause and the reward of the laurel, but even the moral voluptuousness ofsatisfaction in a job well done. There were in antiquity altars for the 'unknown ...
The Life of the Vows (2012)
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition by Thomas Merton
Real abnegation means giving up the search for that inner glow of self- satisfaction and contentment with self (but accepting it gladly when it comes of itself, from the hands of God), especially giving up the self-satisfaction that is the reflection of ...
A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Historically abnegation is scarcely distinguishable ...
by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield
Under some forms of the statute it is held that there is no desertion unless there is an abnegation of all marital duties.1 The weight of authority, however, is that the performance of one or more duties during the separation of the parties does not ...
by Elizabeth Jewell
SYNONYM STUDY: abstinence ABNEGATION, ABSTEMIOUSNESS, CONTINENCE, FORBEARANCE, MODERATION, TEMPERANCE. Abstinence implies voluntary self-denial and is usually associated with the non-indulgence of an appetite ...
Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule
relinquishment, rejection, abandonment, abnegation. 2. Recantalion, retraction, revocation, repeal, reversal, recall. Abjnre, v. a. 1. ltenuunce (upon oath), relin ulsh, forego, reject, forswear aläau on, ABNEGATE, give ...
To which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan
ABNEGATION, zib-ne-gfd-shhn. s. Denial, renunciarion. ABOARD, A-bUrd. -ad. In a ship. ABODE, a-'b6'de. s. Habitazion, 'ABO dwelling, place of residence ; stay , continuation in a place. ABODEMEN T, a- bode-ment. s. A fecret anticipation of ...
by William Carpenter
Abnegation — denial, renunciation. Abnegate. See Abnegation and Abolish. Abode — residence, dwelling, habitation, domicile. Abolish — abrogate, annul, repeal, cancel, revoke, destroy, annihilate. To Abridge — abbreviate, curtail, shorten, ...
A Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)
ausspannen, Abnegation, (äbnigäsch'n) abnegation, ababspannen, s to Unyoke.
by Nils Oeijord
areablaze instinct abnegation, abnegation instinct abnormal, abnormal instincts (e.g. phobias, philias, manias, perversities, mental disorders) above, tobeabove(doing)something instinct above, tobeabovesomeone (be ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
* ABNEGATION, n. /.
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Scrabble value of A1B3N1E1G2A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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