Definition of self-abnegating in English:


Syllabification: self-ab·ne·gat·ing


  • Renouncing or rejecting one’s own interests or needs: a loving and self-abnegating mother
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    • The Mother is either idealized, as in the myths of the nurturing, ever-present but self-abnegating figure, or disparaged, as in the corollary myth of the sadistic, neglectful Mother who puts her needs first.
    • Alice gave up her next twenty years in the self-abnegating spirit that was always characteristic of her.
    • It's great to see the self-abnegating Cathy acquire self-confidence, but it's a shame she isn't given a bit more justification for that confidence.

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