Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun self-denial

3 senses of self-denial

Sense 1
self-discipline, self-denial -- (the trait of practicing self discipline)
       => discipline -- (the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops")

Sense 2
self-denial, self-discipline, self-control -- (the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses)
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Sense 3
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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