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abnegation

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abnegation
n. self-sacrifice, self denial, renunciation

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Denial
Denial, in ordinary English usage, is asserting that a statement or allegation is not true. The same word, and also abnegation , is used for a psychological defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. An individual that exhibits such behaviour is described as a denialist or true believer. Denial also could mean denying the happening of an event or the reliability of information, which can lead to a feeling of aloofness and to the ignoring of possibly beneficial information.

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abnegation

Noun
1. the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
(hypernym) denial
(derivation) abnegate
2. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
(synonym) self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation
(hypernym) selflessness, self-sacrifice
(derivation) deny, abnegate


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abnégation
nf. self-abnegation, self sacrifice, self denial

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Abnegation
(n.)
a denial; a renunciation.
  

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