de·ni·al /dɪˈnaɪ(ə)l, di-/
de·ni·al /dɪˈnaɪ(ə)l/ 名詞
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.
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]