Synonyms of 'self-denial'
an unprecedented act of self-denial
Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends– Faust]
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self-discipline, abstemiousness and family values
Asceticism is a simple, strict way of life with no luxuries or physical pleasures.
a life of uncompromising asceticism and absolute poverty
Thesaurus for self-denial from the Collins English Thesaurus
Self-denial is the habit of refusing to do or have things that you would like , either because you cannot afford them, or because you believe it is morally good for you not to do them or have them.