Synonyms of 'abnegation'
1 giving up
He attacked 'society' for its abnegation of responsibility.
These monks took to abnegation and scourging as expiation for the sins of the world.
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The abandonment of an idea or way of thinking is the act of stopping having the idea or of stopping thinking in that way.
their abandonment of the policy
Abstinence is the practice of abstaining from something such as alcoholic drink or sex, often for health or religious reasons.
six months of abstinence
Thesaurus for abnegation from the Collins English Thesaurus
a giving up of rights , etc.; self-denial ; renunciation