a denial a renunciation
- the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
- renunciation of your very own passions in favor of the interests of others
- a denial; a renunciation.
type and selfless.Synonyms: rigid, selfless, generousAntonyms: selfish, unkind
belated 14c., "an adverse assertion," c.1500 as "self-denial," from Latin abnegationem (nominative abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of activity from past participle stem of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab- "off, from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny" (see deny).
(n.) a denial; a renunciation.
This instance of abnegation is the more worthy of record that it formed a marked exception to Laplace's usual course.