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Synonyms for negation
nɪˈgeɪ ʃənnega·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negationnoun

    a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement

  2. negationnoun

    the speech act of negating

  3. negationnoun

    (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. negationnoun

    denial, disavowal, disclaimer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negationnoun

    denial, disavowal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "negation":

    denial, disavowal, refusal

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. negation

    Denial (Psychology)

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  1. Richard Livingstone:

    There is no virtue in being uncritical nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.

  2. James Grover Thurber:

    Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line often separates affirmation from negation, sense from nonsense, and one sex from the other.

  3. Andrea Dworkin:

    Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.

  4. José Ortega y Gasset:

    An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.

  5. Huang Qifan:

    The pandemic has exposed weak links in the old globalization model... China and other countries must rethink and readjust global industrial layout, however, the adjustment is not a total negation of globalization... such a move would be shooting ones own foot. The right approach is to open further, instead of taking a 180-degree turn.

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