Definition Of self-abnegatio


the denial or abasement of oneself.

she turned the letter into a groveling form of self-abnegation

Example Of self-abnegatio

  • Basically, after years of self-abnegation , Britain now has an old fashioned tax-and-spend government.

  • By then, however, American simplicity entailed the mass consumption of mass-produced commodities, not the virtuous self-abnegation of the Revolutionary generation.

  • He seemed to conjure up contradictory feelings of self-abnegation and self-righteousness, of the need for charity and the compulsion to talk about one's personal sense of sacrifice.

  • Obeying the guru required discipline and self-abnegation , an exercise that was always beneficial to the spiritual aspirant.

  • Rather, Gandhi's environmentalism had its roots in a deep antipathy to urban civilization and a belief in self-sufficiency, in self-abnegation and denial rather than wasteful consumption.

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