denial - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/dɪˈnaɪəl/
singulardenial
pluraldenials
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a statement that something is not true or did not happen
    a strong/vehement/strenuous denial of something:

    The company has issued a strong denial of responsibility for the mistake.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the refusal to let someone have or do something

    the denial of human rights to the mass of the population

  3. 3
    [uncountable] in psychology, a refusal to accept the unpleasant truth about a situation or admit what you are feeling
    in denial:

    I think she’s still in denial about his death.