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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Used especially of behavior.

Usage examples (37)
  • Mr. Cayne has historically not been well known for his self-abnegating qualities.
  • Indeed, Mill thinks that it would be much better if men tended to be more self-effacing and self-abnegating.
  • Finally, Andrew Hacker characterizes my views as a call to a nineteenth-century code of self-abnegating duty.
  • Such a sad notion only applies if one subscribes to various self-abnegating notions such as feminism and sexism for more
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