Pronounced: PLOO-vee-uhl, adj

Notes: I have a recollection of having run across this word in reading a long time ago, but I just couldn’t quite remember the definition.

Yesterday’s word

The word abnegation means “self-denial”.


It comes from Latin abnegation, made up of ab- (away or off) and negare (to deny).

First usage

The word was first used in the late 1300s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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