deny oneself

exercise self-denial, renounce, abstain from

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • deny oneself — 1. To refuse to allow oneself pleasure (in) 2. To exercise self denial • • • Main Entry: ↑deny …   Useful english dictionary

  • deny oneself — index eschew, forbear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deny oneself — go without. → deny …   English new terms dictionary

  • deny oneself — idi a) to refrain from satisfying one s desires b) to refuse to indulge oneself in; abstain from …   From formal English to slang

  • deny oneself nothing — index dissipate (expend foolishly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deny — [dē nī′, dinī′] vt. denied, denying [ME denien < OFr denier < L denegare < de , intens. + negare, to deny: see NEGATION] 1. to declare (a statement) untrue; contradict 2. to refuse to accept as true or right; reject as unfounded, unreal …   English World dictionary

  • deny — ► VERB (denies, denied) 1) refuse to admit the truth or existence of. 2) refuse to give (something requested or desired) to. 3) (deny oneself) go without. ORIGIN Old French deneier, from Latin denegare, from negare say no …   English terms dictionary

  • deny — denyingly, adv. /di nuy /, v.t., denied, denying. 1. to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true: to deny an accusation. 2. to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition. 3. to withhold the possession, use, or… …   Universalium

  • deny — de•ny [[t]dɪˈnaɪ[/t]] v. t. nied, ny•ing 1) to state that (something declared) is not true: to deny an accusation[/ex] 2) to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition[/ex] 3) to withhold the possession, use, or enjoyment of: to deny access …   From formal English to slang

  • deny — /dəˈnaɪ / (say duh nuy) verb (t) (denied, denying) 1. to assert the negative of; declare not to be true: *I deny that, and anyway, I won t do it again. –david foster, 1981. 2. to refuse to believe (a doctrine, etc.); reject as false or erroneous …   Australian English dictionary

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