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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-ni-gey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb nɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
    • /ˈæb.nɪ.ɡeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ni-gey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb nɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of abnegation word

  • noun abnegation a giving up of rights, etc.; self-denial; renunciation 3
  • noun abnegation the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.: It was a time of austerity and abnegation. 1
  • noun abnegation the act of relinquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc.: abnegation of parental responsibilities. 1
  • noun abnegation The act of renouncing or rejecting something. 1
  • noun abnegation A denial; a renunciation; denial of desire or self-interest. 0

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Parts of speech for Abnegation


abnegation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for abnegation

noun abnegation

  • rejection — the act or process of rejecting.
  • forbearance — the act of forbearing; a refraining from something.
  • abstinence — Abstinence is the practice of abstaining from something such as alcoholic drink or sex, often for health or religious reasons.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • abandonment — The abandonment of a place, thing, or person is the act of leaving it permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.

Antonyms for abnegation

noun abnegation

  • indulgence — the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.
  • intemperance — excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
  • self-indulgence — indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., especially without restraint.
  • acquiescence — Acquiescence is agreement to do what someone wants, or acceptance of what they do even though you do not agree with it.
  • admittance — Admittance is the act of entering a place or institution or the right to enter it.

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