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1. Possible to contradict or declare untrue: deniable accusations.
2. Being such that plausible disavowal or disclaimer is possible: "Covert action was deniable; a Pentagon program would not be" (Bob Woodward).

de·ni′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·ni′a·bly adv.


able to be denied; questionable
deˈniably adv


(dɪˈnaɪ ə bəl)

capable of being or liable to be denied or contradicted.
de•ni`a•bil′i•ty, n.
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Adj.1.deniable - capable of being denied or contradicted
undeniable - not possible to deny




[dɪˈnaɪəbl] adjnegabile
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Minchin said that he disliked Lydgate's knowledge, or his disposition to improve treatment: what they disliked was his arrogance, which nobody felt to be altogether deniable.
Cyber tools are dual use, fast, cheap and often deniable, verification and attribution are difficult and entry barriers are low.
NAB is free to take action against any dishonest businessman or industrialist but relevant information and evidence should be shared with Karachi Chamber and if these evidence are not deniable, the Karachi Chamber will stand along with NAB against such dishonest businessman or industrialist', he added.
Till such time that the UN is able to codify a set of universally accepted norms, cyberwarfare will remain plausibly deniable, unattributable, non-lethal and can go almost completely unpunished.
Still, it is also deniable fact that that the storage capacity of both Tarbela and Mangla dams is being gradually reduced by the addition of silt.
I would love to take them a little bit more off the grid, and a little bit more like have their own private security firm, which is totally deniable by the government.
Still, it is also deniable that that the storage capacity of the Tarbela and Mangla dams is being reduced by the gradual addition of silt.
It is officially deniable,' he said, adding that most items would be in amounts less than P2 million.
May's scripted boast she's "pretty resilient" is fatally undermined by her inability to menace chief plotter Johnson, leaving it to a flunkey in the shadows to issue deniable threats he could be sacked as Foreign Secretary.
Though information warfare is not new, cyber technology makes it cheaper, faster and more far-reaching, as well as more difficult to detect and more easily deniable.
To address the security and efficiency issues, a self-authentication and deniable efficient group key agreement protocol is proposed in this paper.