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denial

noun (NOT TRUE)    /dɪˈnaɪ.əl/
C2 [C] a statement that something is not true or does not exist : The prime minister issued a denial of the report that she is about to resign . [+ that] Officials did not believe the runner's denial that he had taken drugs . His denial of responsibility for the accident was unconvincing .Denying and contradicting C2 [C] a statement that someone has not done somethingDenying and contradicting
(Definition of denial noun (NOT TRUE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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