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Definition of self-denial noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    self-denial

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  1. 1the 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
  2. 2 a life of self-denial and sacrifice an act of self-denial
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: self-denial