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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.
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able to be denied; questionable
deˈniably adv
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(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
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[dɪˈnaɪəbl] adjnegabile
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Takagi, "Efficient Deniably Authenticated Encryption and Its Application to E-Mail," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol.
The Americanah, much like Fanon's Martinican returning to Martinique, "forgets"--or deniably suppresses--their indigenous cultural affectations to mimic or feign native affiliation with the United States or France, respectively.
They got it, quietly and deniably. Their premier, though not their favorite character, was allowed to come home, also quietly.
(8) The outcome of this calculation: a two-pronged retaliation, first overtly targeting the Israeli heartland, and second more deniably targeting Israeli and Jewish interests abroad.