Dictionary Results for denial


1. denial - noun

· the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

Hypernym(s): speech_act




2. denial - noun

· the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

Synonym(s): disaffirmation

Hypernym(s): assertion, averment, asseveration




3. denial - noun

· (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

Hypernym(s): defense_mechanism, defense_reaction, defence_mechanism, defence_reaction, defense, defence




4. denial - noun

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

Synonym(s): abnegation, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation

Hypernym(s): selflessness, self-sacrifice, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing




5. denial - noun

· a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"

Synonym(s): defense, defence, demurrer

Hypernym(s): due_process, due_process_of_law





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