denial Definition

  • 1the action of declaring something to be untrue
  • 2a refusal to grant something requested or desired

Using denial: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "denial" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company issued a denial of the allegations.

  • Example

    He was in denial about his addiction.

  • Example

    Her denial of the request led to further conflict.

  • Example

    The government's denial of the permit sparked protests.

denial Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with denial

  • unwilling to admit or accept something unpleasant or difficult


    He is in denial about his health condition.

  • an attack on a computer system or network that disrupts its normal functioning, typically by overwhelming it with traffic


    The company's website was down due to a denial of service attack.

  • a statement or action indicating that one is not responsible for something


    The politician issued a denial of responsibility for the scandal.


Summary: denial in Brief

Denial [dɪˈnaɪəl] refers to the act of declaring something untrue or refusing to grant something requested. It can be seen in contexts such as legal proceedings, personal struggles, and political controversies, as in 'The company issued a denial of the allegations.' 'In denial' describes a state of being unwilling to accept something difficult, while 'denial of service' refers to a type of cyber attack.

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