Synonyms of denial


1. denial, speech act

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

2. denial, disaffirmation, assertion, averment, asseveration

usage: the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

3. denial, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence

usage: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

4. abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation, selflessness, self-sacrifice, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing

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

5. defense, defence, denial, demurrer, due process, due process of law

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

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