abnegation abnegation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
  2. (n) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

Usage(s):

  1. In fairness, he wasn't pressed very hard by the Senators, who apparently find precise questions, unlike imprecise speeches, an unnecessary act of self-abnegation.
  2. In a single letter, Lawrence could ring all the changes between boasting and self-abnegation.
  3. In light of the injury AIG caused the economy and the debt it owes to the government, many see these actions as an abnegation of the company's duty to reasonably compensate their employees.

News

  • FIRST LOOK: Theo James Is 'Four' in the Upcoming Dystopian Fantasy 'Divergent'

    I f you're a fan of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games series, you might have heard about another dystopian fantasy series penned by Veronica Roth called Divergent. The series paints a futuristic world where people are divided into factions based on their personalities: Amity (peaceful), Abnegation (selfless); Candor (honesty), Erudite (intelligent); and Dauntless (brave). Now, we have our first ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "And how far an Islamic ethic would see love of neighbour as essentially involving the kind of self-abnegation privileged by Christianity is a point worth exploring," Dr Williams said.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Times Online

  2. Writing in a book of mourning with the pictures of the dead, Berlusconi said he was "grief-stricken but proud of the courage and abnegation of our boys". "This is the best (of) Italy, which we must take as an example"
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: Xinhua

  3. "It will be difficult, it will require many concessions from us, it will require self-abnegation, to abandon many of the tactical procedure,s" said Netanyahu. "And that is a strategic decision."
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Ha'aretz

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