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SELF-DENYING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-denying mean? 

SELF-DENYING (adjective)
  The adjective SELF-DENYING has 2 senses:

1. willing to deprive yourself
2. used especially of behavior

  Familiarity information: SELF-DENYING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-DENYING (adjective)


Sense 1self-denying [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Willing to deprive yourself

Synonyms:

self-denying; self-giving; self-sacrificing

Similar:

unselfish (disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others)


Sense 2self-denying [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used especially of behavior

Synonyms:

renunciant; renunciative; self-abnegating; self-denying

Similar:

nonindulgent; strict (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)


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