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Synonyms for renunciation

Synonyms for renunciation

Synonyms for renunciation

rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned

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Amongst the revolutionists I found, also, warm faith in the human, ardent idealism, sweetnesses of unselfishness, renunciation, and martyrdom--all the splendid, stinging things of the spirit.
We have such extraordinary powers of persuasion when they are exerted over ourselves, that Miss Squeers felt quite high-minded and great after her noble renunciation of John Browdie's hand, and looked down upon her rival with a kind of holy calmness and tranquillity, that had a mighty effect in soothing her ruffled feelings.
When I first decided to devote myself to this life of obscure renunciation, I was in doubt for a long while whether to become a cure, a country doctor, or a justice of the peace.
He would not have hit upon that renunciation at which one does not know whether to grin or shudder.
And now, as if lifted up into a higher and serene region by its purpose of renunciation, it gave him leisure to reflect for the first time in these last few days.
Against what it would protest she was not clear; but being only eighteen, the idea of renunciation appealed to her, the more as she did not care for jewellery or lace.
There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation.
One was the renunciation of his old life, of his utterly useless education.
The disappointment in her face spurred him to renunciation of his particular dream.
Edmund soon divined Billy's renunciation, though not the nature of it; and several questions brought it forth-- the old pioneer dream of land spaciousness; of cattle on a hundred hills; one hundred and sixty acres of land the smallest thinkable division.
Its pursuit, nevertheless, if it kept him near her, or its renunciation if it took him from her, or flight if she shared it, or secrecy if she commanded it, or any fate, or every fate, all was alike to him, so that she was true to him, - the man who had seen how cast away she was, whom she had inspired at their first meeting with an admiration, an interest, of which he had thought himself incapable, whom she had received into her confidence, who was devoted to her and adored her.
That first moment of renunciation and submission was followed by days of violent struggle in the miller's mind, as the gradual access of bodily strength brought with it increasing ability to embrace in one view all the conflicting conditions under which he found himself.
It was a novel without a plot and with only one character, being, indeed, simply a psychological study of a certain young Parisian who spent his life trying to realize in the nineteenth century all the passions and modes of thought that belonged to every century except his own, and to sum up, as it were, in himself the various moods through which the world-spirit had ever passed, loving for their mere artificiality those renunciations that men have unwisely called virtue, as much as those natural rebellions that wise men still call sin.
This announcement aroused anger of El Kef local people who feared the renunciation of the project of creating a free trade area in Sakiet Sidi Youssef scheduled since February 2012.
123 of 2004, supplemented by explicit clause of renunciation to the exception provided for in Article 1957, paragraph 2, of the Civil Code, accompanied by the commitment of a guarantor to the release of the performance bond;