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DENIAL





Definition:

  1. [noun] the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

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

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

  4. [noun] renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    Synonyms: abnegation, self-abnegation, self-self-renunciation

  5. [noun] a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
    Synonyms: defense, defence, demurrer

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