Definition of Abnegation

1. Noun. The denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief. "Abnegation of the Holy Trinity"

Generic synonyms: Denial
Derivative terms: Abnegate



2. Noun. Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.

Definition of Abnegation

1. n. a denial; a renunciation.

Definition of Abnegation

1. Noun. A denial; a renunciation; denial of desire or self-interest. ¹

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Definition of Abnegation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Abnegation

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1. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... its lower phases Unethical; its higher phases Ethical—Sacrifice : its original Gift-theory passes into the Homage-theory and the abnegation- ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"I shall, therefore, next consider cases where self-abnegation leads directly to the diminution of general happiness.—Knowledge. ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Heroic moments are less obvious, those of abnegation have not yet returned; only daily life remains to us, and yet we cannot live without grandeur. ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"But it may be well to show more definitely what the true line of duty is in regard to self, shall, therefore, next consider cases where self-abnegation ..."

5. Minor Poets of the Caroline Period by George Saintsbury (1905)
"... Mundus habet \ THE VANITY OF THE WORLD Canto X. The abnegation THE ARGUMENT What 's potent ... abnegation."

6. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1847)
"... the general inclination of mankind ; as the abnegation of ourselves, the mortifying of the flesh, the love of our enemies, and the bearing of the cross. ..."

7. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"A Muhammadan, like a Christian revival, strongly re-asserts the duty of self-abnegation, and places a multitude of devoted instruments at the disposal of ..."

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