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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
References in classic literature ?
The denial only seemed to make the thing worse for Tom.
Now, those facts which form the matter of the affirmation or denial are not propositions; yet these two are said to be opposed in the same sense as the affirmation and denial, for in this case also the type of antithesis is the same.
I see denial in your looks,' he cried, abruptly pointing in his face, and stepping back, 'and denial is a lie
The reparation of a denial, is sometimes equal to the first grant; if a man show himself neither dejected nor discontented.
Your denial is useless in the light of his confession," asserted Professor Bumper.
She looked, indeed, like one of those wonderful boys of the Italian Renaissance, whom you may still see at the National Gallery, whose beauty is no denial, but rather the stamp of their slender, supple strength, young painters and sculptors who held the palette for Leonardo, or wielded the chisel for Michelangelo, and anon threw both aside to take up sword for Guelf or Ghibelline in the narrow streets of Florence.
The patriarch who saw him at the work charged him with it, and upon his denial, showed him the end of the cord hanging from under the saddle of one of his camels.
Prince Andrew repeated, but Pierre, giving him no time to reply, took the repetition for a denial, the more readily as he knew Prince Andrew's former atheistic convictions.
But the advantage which this united force hath in persuasion or entreaty must have been visible to a curious observer; for he must have often seen, that when a father, a master, a wife, or any other person in authority, have stoutly adhered to a denial against all the reasons which a single man could produce, they have afterwards yielded to the repetition of the same sentiments by a second or third person, who hath undertaken the cause, without attempting to advance anything new in its behalf.
It is not every body that would have stood out in such a kind way as she did, and refuse to take Jane's answer; but she positively declared she would not write any such denial yesterday, as Jane wished her; she would waitand, sure enough, yesterday evening it was all settled that Jane should go.
Yet sweet Nancy might have been expected to feel still more keenly the denial of a blessing to which she had looked forward with all the varied expectations and preparations, solemn and prettily trivial, which fill the mind of a loving woman when she expects to become a mother.
The food would create an insurrection in a poorhouse; and yet if you go outside to get your meals that hotel makes up its loss by overcharging you on all sorts of trifles--and without making any denials or excuses about it, either.