Associations to the word «Denial»


DENIAL, noun. (logic) The negation in logic.
DENIAL, noun. A refusal to comply with a request.
DENIAL, noun. An assertion of untruth.
DENIAL, noun. Refusal to believe a problem exists
DENIAL, noun. (dated) (psychology) A defense mechanism involving a refusal to accept the truth of a phenomenon or prospect.
DENIAL OF PREGNANCY, noun. (medicine) (psychology) A condition whereby a pregnant woman refuses to accept or recognise her pregnancy.

Dictionary definition

DENIAL, noun. The act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges".
DENIAL, noun. The act of asserting that something alleged is not true.
DENIAL, noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts.
DENIAL, noun. Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.
DENIAL, noun. A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense".

Wise words

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