What are some alternative words for denial?

Synonyms for denial
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denial(noun)

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

    "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

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

  2. denial, disaffirmation(noun)

    the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

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

  3. denial(noun)

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

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

  4. abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation(noun)

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

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

  5. defense, defence, denial, demurrer(noun)

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

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

    Synonyms:
    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. denial

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, dissent, distrust, doubt, doubt, incredulity, infidelity, misgiving, rejection, skepticism, suspicion, unbelief

    Antonyms:
    assent, assurance, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, credit, creed, doctrine, faith, opinion, reliance, trust

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. denial(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contradiction, negation

  2. denial(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disavowal, disclaimer, abjuration, disowning

  3. denial(n.)

    Synonyms:
    refusal (to grant a request)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. denial(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    affirmation, acceptance, avowal, confession

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "denial":

    negation, refusal, disavowal, deprivation, rejection, miscarriage, refusing, refusals, denied, refuse, deny, exile, deniability, refused

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How to say denial in sign language?

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How to use denial in a sentence?

  1. Wade Robson:

    I lived in silence and denial for 22 years.

  2. The Ghost Security Group leader:

    We've backed down from denial-of-service and moved toward intelligence collection.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Reality is an infernal black comedy of truth, ironic black humor of a scenario of life, where justice is just sarcasm. 2. Thoughts are lightning, the mystical fire of the universe. 3. Science plays the board game Doctor, they know that the human body is the main key to the secrets of the universe and existence itself, but immortality will give the most important secret of life, and it will tell you that over time a person does not value anything, he is just a spectator and a consumer with popcorn, which symbolizes values, for a pessimist it is salty, for an optimist, sweet caramel hedonism. 5. The game of caps of values ​​of intergenerational generations is a war of illusion. 6. Fantasy as endless facets of imagination Geek dice for board games, imagination is an attempt to know oneself and at the same time a great denial of true reality. Imagination is a fog of illusion drugs. 7. Consciousness is a starship in an infinite space of thoughts, a multi-dimensional universe of various levels of awareness. 8. Body modification and plastic surgery, etc., this is an escape from the true self, from its essence from its own perfection given by God. This immersion in the endless illusions of the ego, pride and vanity is a parody of your self, you paint your portrait from the lower feelings. 9. Pride, ego, vanity are all fear, a thirst to materialize in history, in a world where everything is forgotten - this is the only thing that connects you with the tiny world of people, abandoning them you will know the infinity of the universe. 10. Love, selfless nobility and forgiveness are the immortality of humanity. Higher awareness is the highest dimension of love. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Le Drian:

    Lebanon is the Titanic without the orchestra, the Lebanese are in complete denial as they sink, and there isn’t even the music.

  5. Jeremy Corbyn:

    Theresa May should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honor a president who rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric.


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