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self-de•ni•al



Pronunciation: (self'di-nī'ul, self"-), [key]
n.
1. the sacrifice of one's own desires; unselfishness.
2. an act or instance of restraining or curbing one's desires: To reduce, one has to practice self-denial at the dinner table.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

self-delusionself-deprecating
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