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    Default Abnegation

    What’s the meaning of this strange word? I checked it in the dictionary, but it is not defined in simple, simple terms.
    Like in this sentence: “Jesus had no self-abnegation and humility when the Pharisees suggested his disciples should wash their hands before eating bread.”

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    Default Re: Abnegation

    Quote Originally Posted by julio View Post
    What’s the meaning of this strange word? I checked it in the dictionary, but it is not defined in simple, simple terms.
    Like in this sentence: “Jesus had no self-abnegation and humility when the Pharisees suggested his disciples should wash their hands before eating bread.”
    abnegate:
    renounce or reject (something desired or valuable). — DERIVATIVES abnegation noun.
    — ORIGIN Latin, from negare ‘deny’.
    Renunciation of your own interests in favour of the interests of others

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