Definition of self-deprivation in English:



  • Voluntary denial or suppression of one's own interests or desires.

    ‘a monastic life of severe self-deprivation’
    • ‘The count, whose wife is off in Italy enjoying herself apparently, leads a life of self-deprivation.’
    • ‘Desperate to get work and be accepted in fashion circles, Marie-Jose embarked on a three-month period of self-imposed starvation and self-deprivation.’
    • ‘Participating in a fast is never to be viewed as self-deprivation, but rather as a way to grow closer to God.’
    • ‘Following a heart-healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated, and it doesn't mean you need to live a life of self-deprivation.’
    • ‘The spareness of her art during this period perfectly mirrored her ascetic tendencies and feelings of self-deprivation.’
    • ‘In a kind of masquerade of toughness, Orwell practiced excruciating self-deprivation and tested his physical limits constantly.’
    • ‘If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I'm going to insist on teaching you otherwise.’
    • ‘Jainism is different than Hinduism or Buddhism in that it is not possible for a layman to attain Nirvana without strict self-deprivation.’
    • ‘She has experienced first-hand the mental and physical struggle the self-deprivation can introduce.’
    • ‘Eliot seems to have an unconscious horror of Maggie's plan of self-deprivation.’
    self-sacrifice, selflessness, unselfishness, altruism, self-discipline, asceticism, abnegation, self-abnegation, self-deprivation, abstemiousness, abstinence