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abnegado

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abnegado
adj. self-denying, selfless
 
abnegar
v. abnegate, waive or surrender rights or privileges; abstain, refrain, deny oneself
 
abnegarse
v. deny oneself

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abnegado
adj. self sacrificing
 
abnegar
v. abnegate, renounce; sacrifice

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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abnegado
(adj.) = devoted ; unselfish ; self-denying ; self-sacrificing ; self-giving ; selfless ; self-forgetful.
Ex: Overprotective feelings occur mostly in very devoted, tender-hearted parents who are inclined to feel guilty.
Ex: True, we do have our unselfish heroes, men who willingly have laid down their lives for others, the wholly unselfish mother, the man who will step aside for the benefit of others.
Ex: She on the other hand believes in a self-denying, self-sacraficing love which goes beyond the mere impulse of humanity.
Ex: She on the other hand believes in a self-denying, self-sacraficing love which goes beyond the mere impulse of humanity.
Ex: Mark's Gospel reveals the power of God as self-effacement and self-giving love rather than domination and conquest.
Ex: Information technology should be viewed as an enabler of a larger system which builds a sharing, selfless working community.
Ex: Taoism teaches that we must become self-forgetful, act in the natural way of things rather than forcing our will on events.
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* abnegada esposa = helpmate.
* abnegado esposo = helpmate.



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