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Synonyms for denial
dɪˈnaɪ əlde·nial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denialnoun

    the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

    "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

    self-abnegation, abnegation, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, defense, demurrer, self-denial

  2. denial, disaffirmationnoun

    the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

    self-abnegation, abnegation, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, defense, demurrer, self-denial

  3. denialnoun

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

    self-abnegation, abnegation, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, defense, demurrer, self-denial

  4. abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciationnoun

    renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

    self-abnegation, abnegation, self-discipline, disaffirmation, defence, self-renunciation, self-control, defense, demurrer, self-denial

  5. defense, defence, denial, demurrernoun

    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, self-abnegation, vindication, defense reaction, disaffirmation, defense lawyers, self-renunciation, defending team, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, demurral, abnegation, defense, defence force, demur, self-denial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. denialnoun

    contradiction, negation

  2. denialnoun

    disavowal, disclaimer, abjuration, disowning

  3. denialnoun

    refusal (to grant a request)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. denialnoun

    negation, rejection, disclaimer, disavowal, controverting, abjuration, disacknowledgment, refusal, abnegation, renunciation

    affirmation, acceptance, avowal, confession

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  1. Roy Freiman:

    I said, 'Look, we don't want insolvency, but surely there is some place between 100% denial and insolvency that you can operate within,'.

  2. Mariza Abdulkadir:

    A lot of them are in denial. That's still pretty much what is going on with the communities.

  3. Ban Ki-moon:

    “The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the color of their skin. People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history.”

  4. Al Gore:

    In what some might call a perverse way, I think the fact that Donald J. Trump has become the global face of climate denial is actually encouraging a lot more people to join the cause of helping bring about the solutions more rapidly.

  5. Stephen Boswell:

    Denial is a tremendously powerful thing, and sometimes it's easier, especially when you have no or minimal symptoms, it's easier to deny things. People can work through that, but it can take some time. So it's a normal response. But the problem is, if it lasts too long it's against the interest of a patient.

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