HyperDic: denial

English > 5 senses of the word denial:
NOUNcommunicationdenialthe act of refusing / refusing to comply (as with a request)
communicationdenial, disaffirmationthe act of asserting that something alleged is not true
processdenial(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
actdenial, abnegation, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciationrenunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
actdenial, defense, defence, demurrera defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
denial > pronunciation
Soundsdihnay'ahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > denial: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe act of refusing / refusing to comply (as with a request).
Example"it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
NarrowerabnegationThe denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
disavowal, disclaimerdenial of any connection with or knowledge of
naysayingThe act of saying / saying no to a request
negativeA reply of denial
refusalThe act of refusing / refusing / refusing
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdenegación
Catalandenegació
Verbsdenyrefuse to grant, as of a petition or request
English > denial: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe act of asserting that something alleged is not true.
Synonymdisaffirmation
NarrowernegationThe speech act of negating
Broaderassertion, averment, asseverationA declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Spanishdenegación, desmentida, mentís
Catalandenegació, negativa
Verbsdenydeclare untrue
English > denial: 5 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broaderdefense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
Spanishnegación
Catalannegació
English > denial: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningrenunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.
Synonymsabnegation, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
Broaderrenunciation, forgoing, forswearingThe act of renouncing / renouncing
selflessness, self-sacrificeActing with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
Spanishabnegación, renunciamiento
Catalanabnegació, renúncia
Verbsdenydeny oneself (something)
English > denial: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
Synonymsdefense, defence, demurrer
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Part oftrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
NarrowerentrapmentA defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
Broaderdue process, due process of law(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles
Oppositeprosecution, criminal prosecutionThe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
Spanishnegación
Catalandefensa
Verbsdenydeny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

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