- 1The act of renouncing or rejecting something: abnegation of political lawmaking powerMore example sentences
- Though this has been portrayed as genuine consultation, in fact the lack of any real, driving ideas about educational reform is an abnegation of political responsibility.
- Will the discursive spaces within the left be divided into radical, semi-radical, not-so radical, etc. depending on abnegation of one's own particularism?
- It seems to a bemused outsider at times as if the country must have its own cultural variant of masochistic puritanism, a collective desire for the penitential abnegation of prosperity and all its works.
- 1.1Self-denial.More example sentences
- There is both a politics and a delight in this, and both are contingent on abnegation.
- Many critics, theorists, and philosophers have phlegmatically resigned themselves to this space of abnegation.
- Built using a surprising array of materials and techniques, each dress focuses on primal elements of human nature - the soul, memory, seduction, abnegation.
Middle English: from Latin abnegatio(n-), from the verb abnegare (see abnegate).