abnegation

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌæbnɪˈgeɪʃən/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•ne•gate /ˈæbnɪˌgeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce;
    give up.
ab•ne•ga•tion /ˌæbnɪˈgeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]the abnegation of worldly possessions and pleasures.See -neg-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•ne•gate  (abni gāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.);
    reject;
    renounce.
  2. to relinquish;
    give up.
ab′ne•gation, n. 
abne•ga′tor, n. 
  • Latin abnegātus denied (past participle of abnegāre). See ab-, negate
  • 1650–60

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