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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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How to use denial in a sentence?

  1. The Observatory:

    No fewer than 60,000 detainees were martyred ... either as a result of direct bodily torture, or denial of food and medicine.

  2. Abdul Aziz Sheikh:

    We are still in a state of denial. We can’t believe it. It’s like a nightmare, one should not lose his heart by such kind of incidents.

  3. Patricio Salazar:

    While we wanted the Canada Supreme Court to hear the issue, its denial of our motion does not mean the issue is resolved and it can still be decided at a later date after we enforce the judgment.

  4. Philippus Wester:

    This is a wake-up call, can we come together as humanity and rise to the occasion ? I think we can. Yes, a lot of people want to be in denial. Yes, this is a story we don't want to hear because of our day-to-day issues, but the technology is there, and we have ways of reducing greenhouse gas. I'm Philippus Wester, but time is running out, and we need to address this now, not next year or later. We need to have this conversation now. Otherwise, we are in trouble.

  5. David Daleiden:

    Planned Parenthood's only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as CMP reveals Planned Parenthood's business operations and statements that prove otherwise.

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