denial denial  /dɪ ˈnaɪ əl/


  1. (n) the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
  2. (n) the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
  3. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
  4. (n) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
  5. (n) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him


  1. The fine journalists and staff of your publication deserve better than to be tarnished by this association with genocide denial.
  2. On August 1, ninth anniversary of Germany's entry into the World War, the Berlin press made its annual denial of the German Empire's War guilt.
  3. In an interview aboard her campaign bus Sunday, Clinton and Mark Halperin discuss Obama's debate denial of the the fact that his NH campaign leader is a drug industry lobbyist.


  1. Currituck planners urge denial of town house project

    “People can’t afford to live on the beach, so I wanted to present something that would satisfy that need.” CURRITUCK — County planning officials are recommending denial of a vacation rental company’s proposal to build affordable housing for local workers in Lower Currituck.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Advance

  2. Connecticut Inmate Granted New Trial for Denial of His Constitutional Right to an Attorney's Assistance in his Defense

    Connecticut prisoner Gene Newland, represented by Ruane Attorneys At Law, brought a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut for an alleged denial of his rights. According to court documents, trial Judge Susan Cobb issued a decision on June 10, 2013 that the state had unequivocally violated Newland's constitutional right to an attorney and reversed his conviction. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Steamboat developer prefers denial of community housing plan to other options

    On Thursday night, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of Emerald Heights’ community housing plan to City Council with an added note to look at the meeting’s minutes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Steamboat Pilot & Today


  1. "To this day there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened, a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful," Obama said, echoing his words in Cairo in an address that reached for what he called a "new...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Express

  2. "Stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly," he said.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: NewsFuze.Info (blog)

  3. "With the denial of bail being upheld and incarceration imminent," Bush said, "I believe it is now important to react to that decision."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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