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Definition 1: the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for self-denial in the sense of this definition

(self-denial is a kind of ...) the activity of managing or exerting control over something

"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

(... is a kind of self-denial ) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

(... is a kind of self-denial ) rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

(... is a kind of self-denial ) (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

Definition 2: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for self-denial in the sense of this definition

(self-denial is a kind of ...) the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

(self-denial is a kind of ...) acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity

Definition 3: the trait of practicing self discipline - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for self-denial in the sense of this definition

(self-denial is a kind of ...) the trait of being well behaved

"he insisted on discipline among the troops"

(... is a kind of self-denial ) the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

(... is a kind of self-denial ) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

(... is a kind of self-denial ) the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

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