Denial

  • 1 denial — de·ni·al /di nī əl/ n 1: refusal to grant or allow something denial of due process denial of a motion 2 a: an assertion that an allegation is false b: a defense asserting that an opposing party s allegations are false compare …

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  • 2 Denial — Single par Sugababes extrait de l’album Change Face A Denial Face B Hey There Delilah [Radio 1 Live Lounge] Sortie …

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  • 3 Denial — De*ni al, n. [See {Deny}.] 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; the contrary of {affirmation}. [1913 Webster] You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient. Bp.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 denial — [dē nī′əl, dinī′əl] n. 1. the act of denying; a saying “no” (to a request, demand, etc.) 2. a statement in opposition to another; contradiction [the denial of a rumor] 3. the act of disowning; repudiation [the denial of one s family] 4. a refusal …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 denial — 1520s; see DENY (Cf. deny) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Replaced earlier denyance (mid 15c.). Meaning unconscious suppression of painful or embarrassing feelings first attested 1914 in A.A. Brill s translation of Freud s Psychopathology of Everyday Life ;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 denial — [n] dismissal, refusal of belief in statement abnegation, abstaining, adjuration, brush off, cold shoulder*, contradiction, controversion, declination, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, dismissing, disproof, dissent, forswearing,… …

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  • 7 denial — ► NOUN 1) the action of denying. 2) Psychology refusal to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Denial — For the politics of science/history and public policy, see Denialism. For other uses, see Denial (disambiguation). Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is… …

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  • 9 denial — A traverse in the pleading of one party of an allegation of fact asserted by the other; a defense. A response by the defendant to matters) alleged by the plaintiff in the complaint. Under Rules of Civil Procedure, denials must be specific and… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 denial — A traverse in the pleading of one party of an allegation of fact asserted by the other; a defense. A response by the defendant to matters) alleged by the plaintiff in the complaint. Under Rules of Civil Procedure, denials must be specific and… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 denial — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ firm (esp. BrE), strong, vehement, vigorous ▪ When I asked if she had cheated in the exam, she answered with a vehement denial. ▪ explicit, flat …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 denial — n. 1) to issue a denial 2) a flat; outright; strong; unqualified denial 3) a denial that + clause (they issued a denial that their firm had been involved) * * * [dɪ naɪ(ə)l] outright strong unqualified denial a flat to issue a denial a denial… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 denial — [[t]dɪna͟ɪ͟əl[/t]] denials 1) N VAR: oft N of n A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen. It seems clear that despite official denials, differences of opinion lay behind the Ambassador s decision …

    English dictionary

  • 14 denial — de|ni|al [dıˈnaıəl] n 1.) [U and C] a statement saying that something is not true →↑deny denial of ▪ The government issued an official denial of the rumour. denial that ▪ denials that border security had not been strict enough 2.) [U] when… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 denial */ — UK [dɪˈnaɪəl] / US noun Word forms denial : singular denial plural denials 1) [countable/uncountable] a statement that something is not true or did not happen a strong/vehement/strenuous denial of something: The company has issued a strong denial …

    English dictionary

  • 16 denial — /di nuy euhl/, n. 1. an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Despite his denials, we knew he had taken the purse. The politician issued a denial of his opponent s charges. 2. refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or… …

    Universalium

  • 17 denial — de|ni|al [ dı naıəl ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount a statement that something is not true or did not happen: a strong/vehement/strenuous denial of something: The company has issued a strong denial of responsibility for the mistake. 2. ) uncount… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 denial — A contradiction; a traverse; a withholding; a refusal to grant; a refusal. In pleading, a controverting of affirmative allegations in the pleading of an adversary. Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a denial of statements made in a… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 denial — noun a) The negation in logic The denial of There might be X is the null, False, there is no X. b) A refusal to comply with a request. Every time we asked for an interview we got a denial. See Also: deny, in denial, denier …

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  • 20 denial — noun 1 (C, U) a statement saying that something is not true (+ of): The government issued a firm denial of the rumour. 2 denial of justice/humanity/rights etc a situation in which someone is not allowed to have justice, their rights etc: protests …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English