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denial

noun  /dɪˈnɑɪ·əl/ us  

denial noun (CLAIM)

[C] a statement that something is not true: His statement is not a denial.

denial noun (REFUSAL)

[U/C] the act of not allowing someone to do or have something: Planning staff recommended denial of the project.

denial noun (FAILURE TO ADMIT)

[U] a state in which someone will not admit that they have knowledge, responsibility, or feelings: He claims he’s not sick, but I think he’s just in denial.
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