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Word Groups - Denying of Self
Terms in this set (6)
transitive v. To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
transitive v. To deny (something) to oneself: The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.
intransitive v. To refrain from something by one's own choice: abstain from traditional political rhetoric. See Synonyms at refrain.
intransitive v. To refrain from voting: Forty senators voted in favor of the bill, 45 voted against it, and 15 abstained.
n. A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
adj. Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement. See Synonyms at severe.
adj. Pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic; self-denying and austere: an ascetic existence.
adj. Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.
adj. Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.
adj. Lacking in decoration and luxury
n. One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
adj. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
adj. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
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