abnegator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abnegator one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abnegator One who abnegates, denies, or rejects anything.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abnegator One who abnegates, denies, renounces, or opposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abnegator one who abnegates or renounces
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ab, away, and negāre, to deny.

Usage

In literature:

It was sound policy; the self-abnegation helped success; the success secured personal prestige.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
He leaves his retreat and goes all over the country, preaching abnegation and a return to Christ.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Instead of conquering by selfishness he conquered by self-abnegation.
"Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn" by George Tybout Purves
Indeed no sacrifice, no self-abnegation, was too great for her.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
The human being, born into a world where choices must be made, must make continual abnegation.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
I made a vow of self-abnegation, which no Hindoo devotee ever more religiously kept.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
If I lived a lifetime of meekness and self-abnegation, you would never forget that affair of the lease.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Her modesty and self-abnegation were not, so far as any one knew, the result of principle.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Such a thorough individual abnegation I never knew.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
His self-abnegation, his young heroism made him for the moment as finely luminous as she was.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
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In poetry:

You have offered up yourselves to save the world;
You have felt the abnegation of the Christ:
And whatever work you do is a noble work and true;
Though it be not done with banners all unfurled,
You will find it has, in sight of God, sufficed.
"The Khaki Boys Who Were Not At The Front" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Self-abnegation — self AB-nee-GAY-shun — the degradation of oneself.
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