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Meaning of DENIAL

Pronunciation:  di'nIul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
  2. [n]  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
  3. [n]  the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
  4. [n]  the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
  5. [n]  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

DENIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: abnegation, defence, defense, demurrer, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
 Antonyms: prosecution
 See Also: abnegation, assertion, asseveration, averment, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, disavowal, due process, due process of law, entrapment, forgoing, forswearing, naysaying, negation, negative, refusal, renunciation, selflessness, self-sacrifice, speech act, trial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ni"al\, n. [See {Deny}.]
1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation;
   -- the contrary of {affirmation}.

         You ought to converse with so much sincerity that
         your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient.

2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge,
   imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing
   stated or maintained; a contradiction.

3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.

         The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's
         subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . .
         had not to complain of many peremptory denials.

4. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with;
   disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial
   of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.

{Denial of one's self}, a declining of some gratification;
   restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial.

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