denial

Synonyms and related words:
Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, abrogation, absolute contradiction, abstaining, agnosticism, annulment, answer, argument, atheism, ban, bereavement, bucking, challenge, chucking, chucking out, complete answer, confounding, confutation, constraint, contempt, contention, contraband, contradiction, contraposition, contrary assertion, contravention, contraversion, controversion, cost, counteraction, countering, counterstatement, counterworking, crosscurrent, crossing, damage, dead loss, debit, declension, declination, declinature, declining, defense, demolition, demurrer, denudation, deprivation, despisal, despising, despoilment, destruction, detriment, disaffirmation, disagreement, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disbelief, discard, disclaimer, disclamation, discounting, discredit, discrediting, dismissal, disobedience, disowning, disownment, dispossession, disproof, disregard, dissent, divestment, effective rejoinder, embargo, exception, exclusion, expatriation, expense, forbearance, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, forfeit, forfeiture, forswearing, frugality, gainsaying, golden mean, head wind, heresy, holding back, ignoring, impugnation, impugnment, inability to believe, incredulity, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, infidelity, inhibition, injunction, injury, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, law, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, minimifidianism, misbelief, moderateness, moderation, nay, negation, negative, negative answer, nix, no, no-no, nonacceptance, nonapproval, nonbelief, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonconsideration, nonobservance, nothing in excess, nullification, nullifidianism, objection, opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnation, overthrow, overthrowal, palinode, palinody, passing by, perdition, plea, pleading, preclusion, prevention, privation, prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscription, putting away, putting out, rebuff, rebutment, rebuttal, recantation, refraining, refusal, refutal, refutation, rejection, reneging, renouncement, renunciation, reply, repression, repudiation, repulse, resistance, response, restraint, restrictive covenants, retention, retractation, retraction, revocation, revokement, riposte, robbery, ruin, ruling out, sacrifice, scouting, self, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, soberness, sobriety, sophrosyne, special demurrer, special pleading, spoliation, spurning, squelch, standing against, statement of defense, statute, stripping, subversion, sumptuary laws, suppression, taboo, taking away, temperance, temperateness, throwing out, thumbs-down, total loss, traversal, turndown, turning out, unbelief, unbelievingness, undercurrent, undermining, unsaying, unwillingness, upset, upsetting, veto, withdrawal, withholding, zoning, zoning laws

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • denial — de·ni·al /di nī əl/ n 1: refusal to grant or allow something denial of due process denial of a motion 2 a: an assertion that an allegation is false b: a defense asserting that an opposing party s allegations are false compare …   Law dictionary

  • Denial — Single par Sugababes extrait de l’album Change Face A Denial Face B Hey There Delilah [Radio 1 Live Lounge] Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Denial — De*ni al, n. [See {Deny}.] 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; the contrary of {affirmation}. [1913 Webster] You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient. Bp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denial — [dē nī′əl, dinī′əl] n. 1. the act of denying; a saying “no” (to a request, demand, etc.) 2. a statement in opposition to another; contradiction [the denial of a rumor] 3. the act of disowning; repudiation [the denial of one s family] 4. a refusal …   English World dictionary

  • denial — 1520s; see DENY (Cf. deny) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Replaced earlier denyance (mid 15c.). Meaning unconscious suppression of painful or embarrassing feelings first attested 1914 in A.A. Brill s translation of Freud s Psychopathology of Everyday Life ;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • denial — [n] dismissal, refusal of belief in statement abnegation, abstaining, adjuration, brush off, cold shoulder*, contradiction, controversion, declination, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, dismissing, disproof, dissent, forswearing,… …   New thesaurus

  • denial — ► NOUN 1) the action of denying. 2) Psychology refusal to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion …   English terms dictionary

  • Denial — For the politics of science/history and public policy, see Denialism. For other uses, see Denial (disambiguation). Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is… …   Wikipedia

  • denial — A traverse in the pleading of one party of an allegation of fact asserted by the other; a defense. A response by the defendant to matters) alleged by the plaintiff in the complaint. Under Rules of Civil Procedure, denials must be specific and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • denial — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ firm (esp. BrE), strong, vehement, vigorous ▪ When I asked if she had cheated in the exam, she answered with a vehement denial. ▪ explicit, flat …   Collocations dictionary

  • denial — n. 1) to issue a denial 2) a flat; outright; strong; unqualified denial 3) a denial that + clause (they issued a denial that their firm had been involved) * * * [dɪ naɪ(ə)l] outright strong unqualified denial a flat to issue a denial a denial… …   Combinatory dictionary

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