Definition of self-denial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

self-denial

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
[uncountable]
 
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the act of not having or doing the things you like, either because you do not have enough money, or for moral or religious reasons synonym abstinence a life of self-denial and sacrifice an act of self-denial
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-denial