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1. denial

noun. ['dɪˈnaɪəl'] the act of refusing to comply (as with a request).

Synonyms

  • naysaying
  • speech act
  • disclaimer
  • negative
  • abnegation
  • refusal

Antonyms

  • yea
  • yes
  • uncharged
  • advantageous

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Example sentences of the word denial


1. Noun, singular or mass
It will also detail how you can contest the denial if you choose.

2. Adjective
Contact the unemployment office as soon as you receive your denial letter.

Quotes containing the word denial


1. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie

2. I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home.
- Cathy Guisewite

3. It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
- Bill Watterson

2. self-denial

noun. the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses.

Synonyms

  • self-discipline
  • ascesis
  • control
  • mortification
  • abstinence
  • asceticism

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • irresoluteness
  • inactivity
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • denial (English)
  • self- (English)

3. self-denial

noun. the trait of practicing self discipline.

Synonyms

  • asceticism
  • nonindulgence
  • continency
  • discipline
  • abstinence
  • continence
  • austerity
  • abstention

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • trait

Etymology

  • denial (English)
  • self- (English)

4. self-denial

noun. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.

Synonyms

  • renunciation
  • denial
  • self-renunciation
  • selflessness
  • self-abnegation
  • forgoing
  • abnegation
  • forswearing

Antonyms

  • acceptance
  • affirmative
  • prosecution
  • selfishness

Etymology

  • denial (English)
  • self- (English)

5. denial

noun. ['dɪˈnaɪəl'] the act of asserting that something alleged is not true.

Synonyms

  • assertion
  • asseveration
  • averment
  • negation

Antonyms

  • optimistic
  • constructive
  • inclined
  • favorable

6. denial

noun. ['dɪˈnaɪəl'] renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.

Synonyms

  • renunciation
  • self-denial
  • self-renunciation
  • selflessness
  • self-abnegation
  • forgoing
  • abnegation
  • forswearing

Antonyms

  • acceptance
  • indiscipline
  • selfishness
  • egoism

7. denial

noun. ['dɪˈnaɪəl'] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts.

Synonyms

  • defense reaction
  • defence mechanism
  • defense
  • defence reaction
  • defence

Antonyms

  • plus
  • defense
  • question
  • offence

8. denial

noun. ['dɪˈnaɪəl'] a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.

Synonyms

  • trial
  • due process
  • defense
  • defence
  • due process of law
  • entrapment

Antonyms

  • disagreement
  • agreement
  • neutral
  • supportive
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