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renunciation

re·nun·ci·a·tion

renunciation

 
 
pronunciation:
rih nuhn si eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of giving up or rejecting something, usu. as a sacrifice; renouncing.
When he first thought of becoming a monk, renunciation of worldly pleasure had not seemed difficult.
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derivations: renunciative (adj.), renunciatory (adj.)