Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun denial

5 senses of denial

Sense 1
denial -- (the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges")
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 2
denial, disaffirmation -- (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true)
       => assertion, averment, asseveration -- (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Sense 3
denial -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts)
       => defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 4
abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation -- (renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others)
       => selflessness, self-sacrifice -- (acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity)
       => renunciation, forgoing, forswearing -- (the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.))

Sense 5
defense, defence, denial, demurrer -- (a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense")
       => due process, due process of law -- ((law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards)

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