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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ni·al /dɪˈnaɪ(ə)l, di-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·ni·al /dɪˈnaɪ(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ni·al n.
 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
    You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient.   --Bp. Stillingfleet.
 2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
 3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
    The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . . had not to complain of many peremptory denials.   --Hallam.
 4. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
 Denial of one's self, a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it
           resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
      2: the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
      3: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful
      4: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests
         of others [syn: abnegation, self-abnegation, self-denial,
      5: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the
         charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
         [syn: defense, defence, demurrer] [ant: prosecution]