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Denial

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Noun

1. denial

the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

Example Sentences:
'it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges'

2. denial, disaffirmation

the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

3. denial

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

4. abnegation, denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation

renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

5. defence, defense, demurrer, denial

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

Example Sentences:
'he gave evidence for the defense'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Denial

see synonyms of denial
noun
1. 
a refusal to agree or comply with a statement; contradiction
2. 
the rejection of the truth of a proposition, doctrine, etc
a denial of God's existence
3. 
a negative reply; rejection of a request
4. 
a refusal to acknowledge; renunciation; disavowal
a denial of one's leader
5. 
a psychological process by which painful truths are not admitted into an individual's consciousness
See also defence mechanism
6. 
abstinence; self-denial

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Denial

see synonyms of denial
noun
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 to believe or accept (a doctrine, etc.)
5.  Psychology
an unconscious thought process whereby one allays anxiety by refusing to acknowledge the existence of certain unpleasant aspects of external reality or of one's thoughts, feelings, etc.
now often in the phrase in denial
6. 
self-denial
7.  Law
the opposing by a defendant of a claim or charge against him or her

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Denial

see synonyms of denial
n.
1. A refusal to comply with or satisfy a request.
2.
a. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction.
b. Law The formal challenge by a defendant of the truth of an allegation made by the plaintiff.
3.
a. A refusal to accept or believe something, such as a doctrine or belief.
b. Psychology An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
4. The act of disowning or disavowing; repudiation.
5. Abstinence; self-denial.

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