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Abnegate   Listen
Abnegate  v. t.  (past & past part. abnegated; pres. part. abnegating)  To deny and reject; to abjure.

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... sacrifices? Would it be made, if he thought that his renunciation of happiness for himself would produce no fruit for any of his fellow creatures, but to make their lot like his, and place them also in the condition of persons who have renounced happiness? All honour to those who can abnegate for themselves the personal enjoyment of life, when by such renunciation they contribute worthily to increase the amount of happiness in the world; but he who does it, or professes to do it, for any other purpose, is no more deserving of admiration than ...
— Utilitarianism • John Stuart Mill

Words linked to "Abnegate" :   control, refuse, give up, moderate, hold in, hold, deny, abnegator, contain

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