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denial

noun (AGAINST BELIEFS)    /dɪˈnaɪ.əl/
the situation in which someone behaves in a way that goes against their beliefs and what they think is right : If I did what you ask , it would be a denial of everything I stand for (= believe in).Opinions, beliefs and points of view
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