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Meaning & Definition of Denial in English

English

Denial

/dɪnaɪəl/

noun

1. The act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

  • "It resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
    synonym:
  • denial

2. The act of asserting that something alleged is not true

    synonym:
  • denial
  • ,
  • disaffirmation

3. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

    synonym:
  • denial

4. Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

    synonym:
  • abnegation
  • ,
  • self-abnegation
  • ,
  • denial
  • ,
  • self-denial
  • ,
  • self-renunciation

5. A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

  • "He gave evidence for the defense"
    synonym:
  • defense
  • ,
  • defence
  • ,
  • denial
  • ,
  • demurrer