from The Century Dictionary.
- Denying one's self; characterized by self-denial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.
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- adjective Without
concernfor ones own advantage; selflessor self-sacrificing
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective willing to deprive yourself
- adjective used especially of behavior
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On the contrary, hanging out with your family, when there was all that fun to be had out in the non-stop partying, big-wide world, seemed specially inconvenient, self-denying and dull.
Under Ms. True the Getty actually developed the most self-denying acquisitions policy of any major U.S. museum.
It is perhaps little wonder that Savonarola remains such a fascinating figure, capable of being portrayed as the acme of either self-denying sanctity or philistine heresy.
They were Americans, descended out of the English, and yet the refraining and self-denying of the English spirit-groping were not theirs.
It's certainly a mind-bending act—both narcissistic and self-denying—to assert one's identity by absorbing another's.
It isn't something I can reconcile in the future with a regeneration, because it means the Doctor is basically self-denying, therefore, he is NOT a character I admire.
And so they showed their human side, and revealed over the decades that they were not better than anyone else, not more disciplined, serious, patriotic, faithful or self-denying.
America is Twilight's Bella, divided eternally between soulful, self-denying Team Barack and meat-eating Team Cheney.
This is one reason why, although he's ballooned the deficit up to an astonishing $1.4 trillion, the perpetually svelte and self-denying Dieter-in-Chief favors egg white omelets and Tofurkey over real food: he's so skeletal he can easily slip out of a tight spot.
"This may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done," Kagan told Scalia.