disowning
disowning disowning n. the refusal to acknowledge (something or somebody) as one's own.

Syn: disownment. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Disowning — Disown Dis*own , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disowned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disowning}.] 1. To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one s self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one s self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disowning — dis·own || dɪs əʊn v. cut off (from an inheritance, family, etc.); repudiate, disavow, renounce …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • disownment — noun refusal to acknowledge as one s own • Syn: ↑disowning • Derivationally related forms: ↑disown (for: ↑disowning), ↑disown • Hypernyms: ↑repudiation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • repudiation — noun 1. the exposure of falseness or pretensions the debunking of religion has been too successful • Syn: ↑debunking • Derivationally related forms: ↑debunk (for: ↑debunking), ↑repudiate …   Useful english dictionary

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