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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abnegation mean? 

  The noun ABNEGATION has 2 senses:

1. the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
2. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

  Familiarity information: ABNEGATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1abnegation [BACK TO TOP]


The denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

abnegation of the Holy Trinity

Hypernyms ("abnegation" is a kind of...):

denial (the act of refusing to comply (as with a request))

Sense 2abnegation [BACK TO TOP]


Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


self-abnegation; self-renunciation; abnegation; self-denial; denial

Hypernyms ("abnegation" is a kind of...):

forgoing; forswearing; renunciation (the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.))

self-sacrifice; selflessness (acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity)

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