Voluntary denial or suppression of one’s own interests or desires: a monastic life of severe self-deprivation
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- The count, whose wife is off in Italy enjoying herself apparently, leads a life of self-deprivation.
- Desperate to get work and be accepted in fashion circles, Marie-Jose embarked on a three-month period of self-imposed starvation and self-deprivation.
- Participating in a fast is never to be viewed as self-deprivation, but rather as a way to grow closer to God.
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