Meaning of “self-denial” in the English Dictionary

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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)

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