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English definition of “denial”

denial

noun [U] (NOT ALLOW)    /dɪˈnaɪ.əl/
the fact of not allowing someone to do or have something: a gross denial of justice → See also self-denialRefusing and rejectingDenying and contradicting
(Definition of denial noun (NOT ALLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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