abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciationnoun
renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
self-abnegation, abnegation, self-discipline, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, self-control, defense, demurrer, self-denial, denial
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Self-control is holding oneself within due limits in pleasures and duties, as in all things else; self-denial, the giving up of pleasures for the sake of duty. Self-renunciation surrenders conscious rights and claims; self-abnegation forgets that there is anything to surrender. There have been devotees who practised very little self-denial with very much self-renunciation. A mother will care for a sick child with complete self-abnegation, but without a thought of self-denial. Self-devotion is heart-consecration of self to a person or cause with readiness for any needed sacrifice. Self-sacrifice is the strongest and completest term of all, and contemplates the gift of self as actually made. We speak of the self-sacrifice of Christ, where any other of the above terms would be feeble or inappropriate.
self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-devotion, self-immolation, self-sacrifice
self-gratification, self-indulgence, self-seeking, self-will, selfishness