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self-de·nial

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. self-denial

    Abstinence from food commonly signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single occasion, abstemiousness is habitual moderation. Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not desire. Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons. Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some things, complete abstinence from others. We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.

    Synonyms:
    abstemiousness, abstinence, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

    Antonyms:
    drunkenness, excess, gluttony, greed, intemperance, intoxication, reveling, revelry, self-indulgence, sensuality, wantonness

    Preposition:
    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-discipline, self-denialnoun

    the trait of practicing self discipline

    Synonyms:
    self-abnegation, self-discipline, self-control, self-renunciation, abnegation, denial

  2. self-denial, self-discipline, self-controlnoun

    the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

    Synonyms:
    self-command, self-abnegation, abnegation, self-discipline, will power, willpower, self-renunciation, possession, self-will, self-control, self-possession, denial

  3. abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciationnoun

    renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

    Synonyms:
    self-abnegation, abnegation, self-discipline, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, self-control, defense, demurrer, denial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. self-denialnoun

    Synonyms:
    self-abnegation, asceticism, self-sacrifice, abstemiousness

    Antonyms:
    self-indulgence, sensuality, voluptuousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "self-denial":

    self-sacrifice, selflessness

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6648possession
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#17149moderation
#20872fasting
#24124abstinence
#38214temperance
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#95106frugality
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#221244abnegation

How to use self-denial in a sentence?

  1. Jackie Mason:

    By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.

  4. Walter Scott:

    There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.

  5. Theodore Parker:

    Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.


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