Synonyms of 'self-denial'
the repression or sacrifice of one's own desiresan unprecedented act of self-denial
Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends – Faust]
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in the sense of abstemiousness
self-discipline, abstemiousness and family values
in the sense of asceticism
a life of uncompromising asceticism and absolute poverty
Thesaurus for self-denial from the Collins English Thesaurus