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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]


Willing to deprive yourself


self-denying; self-giving; self-sacrificing


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

Sense 2self-denying [BACK TO TOP]


Used especially of behavior


renunciant; renunciative; self-abnegating; self-denying


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

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