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The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.
John Sterling

Meaning of "self-denial" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DENIAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DENIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Denial is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-DENIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-denial

Self-denial refers to altruistic abstinence - the willingness to forgo personal pleasures or undergo personal trials in the pursuit of the increased good of another. Various religions and cultures take differing views of self-denial, some considering it a positive trait and others considering it a negative one. According to some Christians, self-denial is considered a superhuman virtue only obtainable through Jesus. Some critics of self-denial suggest that self-denial can lead to self-hatred and claim that the self-denial practiced in Judaism has created self-hating Jews.

Definition of self-denial in the English dictionary

The definition of self-denial in the dictionary is the denial or sacrifice of one's own desires.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DENIAL

self-deceit
self-deception
self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-delusion
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DENIAL

achenial
akenial
catamenial
centennial
colonial
congenial
denial
genial
hymenial
matrimonial
menial
penial
primigenial
primogenial
splenial
testimonial
uncongenial
ungenial
venial
xenial

Synonyms and antonyms of self-denial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELF-DENIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «self-denial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of self-denial

Translation of «self-denial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DENIAL

Find out the translation of self-denial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-denial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-denial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我否定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la abnegación
570 millions of speakers

English

self-denial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मोत्सर्ग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إنكار الذات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоотречение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abnegação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মবিসর্জন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abnégation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penafian diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstverleugnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自制
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 부인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyenyolong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự từ chối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய மறுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची नकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendinden verme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abnegazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samozaparcie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самозречення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lepădarea de sine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυταπάρνηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- ontkenning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självförnekelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvfornektelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-denial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DENIAL»

The term «self-denial» is regularly used and occupies the 95.899 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DENIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-denial

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8 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DENIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-denial.
1
Honore de Balzac
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
2
David Brainerd
I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
3
Vince Lombardi
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
4
Susie Orbach
Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial.
5
Charles Simmons
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
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Theodore C. Sorensen
If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.
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John Sterling
The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.
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William Graham Sumner
A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DENIAL»

Discover the use of self-denial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-denial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Moses' Self-Denial
You will benefit greatly to see how faith acts to transform losses caused by self-denial into true honor. This is an insightful, practical book a helpful antidote for our natural selfishness.
Jeremiah Burroughs, Don Kistler, 2010
2
Going Hungry
Powerful and immensely informative, this collection makes accessible the mindset of a disease that has long been misunderstood.
Kate M. Taylor, 2008
3
Simone Weil and the Politics of Self-denial
Simone Weil and the Politics of Self-Denial delivers what no other book on Weil has - a comprehensive study of her political thought.
Athanasios Moulakis, 1998
4
Sermons on Retirement, Self-denial and Resignation: On the ...
On the Sufferings and Example of Christ, &c., Particularly Adapted for Christian Consideration During Lent. chew. To this probably he was liable in a degree beyond our ordinary rate ; for that in him nature was most perfect, his complexion very ...
‎1835
5
Catholic Girlhood Narratives: The Church and Self-Denial
In this pioneering study of thirty-three girlhood memoirs and autobiographies by twentieth-century Roman Catholic women from six countries, Elizabeth N. Evasdaughter argues that the narratives are linked by a remembered conflict with the ...
Elizabeth N. Evasdaughter, 1996
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By Way of the Heart: Toward a Holistic Christian Spirituality
juxtaposed with the gospel value of self-denial. Unfortunately, the notion of self- denial has suffered so many aberrations throughout the history of Christian spirituality that it frequently triggers off a knee- jerk rejection among some Christians.
Wilkie Au, 1989
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The Duty of Self-Denial: (And 10 Other Sermons)
Includes ten sermons: "The Comforting Rod," "The Peace of Christ," "Kiss the Son," "Till My Change Comes," "His Heart Is Fixed," "Light in Darkness," "The Good Shepherd," "How Must We Make Religion Our Business?
Thomas Watson, 1995
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Self-denial, The social glass, The last herring, and The ...
Photomount Pamphlet Binder Gaylord Bros. - 1_ SELF-DENIAL, IE SOCIAL GL E LAST HERRIIS AND " HE PASSIONATE B01 BROOKFIEl^y' ANP C. MERSIAM ^ 1S26. ' SELF-DENIAL, THE SOCIAL GLASS, THE LAST HERRING, AND THE.
E. & G. Merriam, 1826
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Sacred Classics, Or, Cabinet Library of Divinity: Sermons on ...
... of God, and from the testimony of their own experience, how impossible it is not to deny our Master, unless we will deny ourselves; and. how vainly we attempt to follow him that was crucified, 130 ON SELF-DENIAL. On Self-denial Wesley.
Richard Cattermole, Henry Stebbing, 1835
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Bruno; or, Lessons of patience, fidelity, and self-denial, ...
Jacob Abbott Thulia Susannah Engall. the bushes, and, with a single bound, came to Tony's feet. He leaped up upon him, wagging his tail most energetically, and in other ways manifesting the most extraordinary joy. In a minute or two he ...
Jacob Abbott, Thulia Susannah Engall, 1855

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DENIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-denial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Buhari Harps On Self-Denial, Sacrifice And Patriotism At Eid-el-Fitri
The president said a greater acceptance by Nigerians of Ramadan's key lessons of self-denial and sacrifice would serve the country well as his administration ... «Information Nigeria, Jul 15»
2
Charities that use Lent to fundraise
Self-denial fundraising campaigns like Go Sober October, Dryathlon and the new De-Chox campaign from British Heart Foundation are clearly popular. «UK Fundraising, Feb 15»
3
The rewards of a little self-denial in Lent are extraordinary
A Stanford academic called Walter Mischel devised the ground-breaking Marshmallow Test. It was very simple: they put a young child alone in a room with a ... «Catholic Herald Online, Feb 15»
4
Self denial for Lent; Christians mark start of 40-day liturgical season …
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians, a 40-day journey of prayer, penance and self-denial in preparation for Easter. Detroit Archbishop ... «WXYZ, Feb 15»
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What Will You Give Up For Lent? Mardi Gras Feasting Begins Ash …
Mardi Gras Feasting Begins Ash Wednesday's Period Of Self-Denial ... it's the polar opposite and time for self-reflection, spiritual focusing, and self-denial. «CBS Local, Feb 15»
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Jodi Arias Secret Transcripts: Told Jury She Was in Self-Denial
Jodi Arias struggled for two years to admit to herself that she killed her former lover, the convicted murderer told a jury deciding whether she should be executed, ... «Newsmax.com, Jan 15»
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UM students should end self-denial, buck up
Factnot Fiction: He is a typical coward with a self denial attitude; now our universities are worse than manure. Our graduates are a shame to the nation and yet ... «Malaysia Kini, Oct 14»
8
Self-denial cripples diets and retirements
Lisa Hay, CPA, CFP®, is a Lead Advisor with Cornerstone Capital Advisors, an independent fee-only financial firm. Lisa serves as a personal CFO, helping ... «MarketWatch, Sep 14»
9
Same-sex love, self-denial and the cross
....the theology of self-denial and redemptive suffering which flows from the crucifixion of Jesus and the symbol of the cross has often undermined people's ... «Ekklesia, Sep 14»
10
Sam George: Self-denial makes Akufo-Addo a serial loser
nana addo A member of the Communication's team of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel George has spelt doom for the New Patriotic ... «Vibe Ghana, Aug 14»

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