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self-denialnoun [U]

 us   /ˌself·dɪˈnɑɪ·əl/
a ​decision not to do or have something you ​want, esp. because it is good for you not to do or have it: He ​felt he had ​wasted his ​youth in self-denial.
(Definition of self-denial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-denial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 克己, 忘我…
in Chinese (Traditional) 克己, 忘我, 自製…
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