Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun abnegation

2 senses of abnegation

Sense 1
abnegation -- (the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity")
       => denial -- (the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges")

Sense 2
abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation -- (renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others)
       => selflessness, self-sacrifice -- (acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity)
       => renunciation, forgoing, forswearing -- (the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.))

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