Definition of self-denying in US English:

self-denying

adjective

  • Characterized by or involving the denial of one's own interests and needs.

    ‘he was self-denying, generous, and public-spirited’
    ‘optimism can be a self-denying prophecy if it leads to unsustainable spending plans’

Pronunciation

self-denying

/ˌselfdəˈnīiNG//ˌsɛlfdəˈnaɪɪŋ/