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the trait of practicing self discipline
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the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience
the trait of being well behaved
the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
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act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
abstaining from excess
abstaining from alcohol
abstaining from food
(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan
the activity of managing or exerting control over something
renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
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