Word of the Day: abnegation

ab·ne·ga·tion noun \ˌab-ni-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of ABNEGATION

: denial; especially: self-denial

Examples of ABNEGATION

  1. <the couple’s sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone>

Origin of ABNEGATION

Late Latin abnegation-, abnegatio, from Latin abnegare to refute, from ab- + negare to deny — more at negate

First Known Use: 14th century

Related to ABNEGATION

Synonyms
renunciation, renouncement, repudiation, self-denial
Antonyms
indulgence, self-indulgence
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