Definition of Self-abnegating

1. Adjective. Used especially of behavior.

Exact synonyms: Renunciant, Renunciative, Self-denying
Similar to: Nonindulgent, Strict
Derivative terms: Renounce



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-abnegating

selenoses
selenosis
selenostephanite
selenous
selenous acid
selenoxide
selenoxides
selenyl halide
seles
seletracetam
self
self-
self-abased
self-abnegating (current term)
self-abnegation
self-absorbed
self-absorption
self-abusers
self-acceptance
self-accusation
self-acting
self-activating
self-adapting program
self-addressed
self-adjoint
self-adjointness

Literary usage of Self-abnegating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Self-training for Mothers by Maria Scott (Beale) Chance (1914)
"True motherhood is essentially unselfish, but the perfect mother is not self-abnegating. She can not afford to make a total sacrifice. ..."

2. The Art of Living by Robert Grant (1899)
"... the domestic helpmate and loving, self-abnegating companion of man. Unedifying as this formula of description may seem to the active-minded modern woman ..."

3. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"Thus He becomes our supreme example of self-abnegating conduct. See also KENOSIS. (4) Our Lord's humanity.—The language in which the act by which Our Lord ..."

4. Essays Speculative and Suggestive by John Addington Symonds (1893)
"... in which self-abnegating submission to the natural order and self-abnegating service of man shall be regarded as the double function of all human beings ..."

5. De Land's History of Jackson County, Michigan: Embracing a Concise Review of by Charles Victor De Land (1903)
"... preciation can be accorded to the self-abnegating members of the priesthood of the church, for they have proved fruitful trees in the fair garden of God ..."

6. Essays, Speculative and Suggestive by John Addington Symonds (1907)
"remains theistic, is to create an enthusiasm in which the cosmic emotion shall coalesce with the sense of social duty, in which self-abnegating submission ..."

7. Essays, Speculative and Suggestive by John Addington Symonds (1907)
"remains theistic, is to create an enthusiasm in which the cosmic emotion shall coalesce with the sense of social duty, in which self-abnegating submission ..."

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