1 the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
2 renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others [syn: self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- Webster 1913
abstinence, calm, calmness, conservatism, constraint, continence, contradiction, control, cool, declension, declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation, disagreement, disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation, disobedience, dispassion, dissent, evenness, forbearance, frugality, gentleness, golden mean, happy medium, holding back, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, lenity, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, nay, naysaying, negation, negative, negative answer, negative attitude, negativeness, negativism, negativity, neutrality, nix, no, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonobservance, nonviolence, nothing in excess, pacifism, prudence, recantation, refusal, rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repose, repudiation, restraint, retention, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, serenity, soberness, sobriety, sophrosyne, stability, steadiness, temperance, temperateness, thumbs-down, tranquillity, turndown, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, unwillingness, via media, withholding