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de·ni·al

 (dĭ-nī′əl)
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.

[From deny.]

denial

(dɪˈnaɪəl)
n
1. a refusal to agree or comply with a statement; contradiction
2. (Philosophy) 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. (Psychology) a psychological process by which painful truths are not admitted into an individual's consciousness. See also defence mechanism
6. abstinence; self-denial

de•ni•al

(dɪˈnaɪ əl)

n.
1. an assertion that an allegation is false.
2. refusal to believe a doctrine.
3. disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.
4. the refusal to satisfy a claim, request, etc., or the refusal of a person making it.
5. refusal to recognize or acknowledge: Peter's denial of Christ.
6. Law. a plea that denies the alleged facts of an adversary's plea.
8. Psychol. the reduction of anxiety by the unconscious exclusion from the mind of intolerable thoughts, feelings, or facts: who are alcoholics in denial.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denial - the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
abnegation - the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
naysaying - the act of saying no to a request
negative - a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
refusal - the act of refusing
disavowal, disclaimer - denial of any connection with or knowledge of
2.denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
negation - the speech act of negating
3.denial - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
4.denial - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of othersdenial - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
forgoing, forswearing, renunciation - the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
self-sacrifice, selflessness - acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
5.denial - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
entrapment - a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

denial

noun
2. refusal, veto, rejection, prohibition, rebuff, repulse the denial of visas to international workers

denial

noun
1. A turning down of a request:
2. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge:
Law: traversal.
Translations
إنْكاررَفْض
odmítnutípopření
afvisningbenægtelsedementi
tagadás
höfnunneitun
poprenie
zanikanje
inkârkabul etmemeredyalanlama

denial

[dɪˈnaɪəl] N
1. [of accusation, guilt] → negación f
he shook his head in denialnegó con la cabeza
he met the accusation with a flat denialnegó or desmintió rotundamente la acusación
the government issued an official denialel gobierno lo desmintió oficialmente, el gobierno emitió un desmentido oficial
2. (= refusal) [of request] → denegación f; (= rejection) → rechazo m; [of report, statement] → desmentido m, mentís m inv
a denial of justiceuna denegación de justicia
3. (= self-denial) → abnegación f
to be in denial about sthno querer reconocer algo

denial

[dɪˈnaɪəl] n
[accusation] → démenti m
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) [reality, truth] → dénégation f
to be in denial → être dans le déni
(= refusal to grant) [rights, liberties] → dénégation f

denial

n
(of accusation, guilt)Leugnen nt; denial of (the existence of) GodGottesleugnung f; the government issued an official denialdie Regierung gab ein offizielles Dementi heraus; to be in denial about somethingetw abstreiten; to be in denial (Psych) → sich der Realität verschließen
(= refusal, of request etc) → Ablehnung f, → abschlägige Antwort; (official) → abschlägiger Bescheid; (of rights)Verweigerung f
(= disowning)Verleugnung f; Peter’s denial of Christdie Verleugnung des Petrus
(= self-denial)Selbstverleugnung f

denial

[dɪˈnaɪl] n
a. (of accusation, guilt) → diniego, rifiuto
the government issued an official denial → il governo ha rilasciato una smentita ufficiale
b. (refusal, of request) → rifiuto; (of rights) → mancato riconoscimento

deny

(diˈnai) verb
1. to declare not to be true. He denied the charge of theft.
2. to refuse (to give or grant someone something); to say `no' to. He was denied admission to the house.
deˈnial noun
1. (an act of) declaring that something is not true. Do you accept her denial?
2. (an act of) refusing someone something. a denial of his request.

denial

n negación f, rechazo
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