Meaning of “denial” - Learner’s Dictionary

denial

noun uk us /dɪˈnaɪəl/
NOT TRUE [ C, U ]

a statement in which you say that something is not true, or the act of making a statement like this:

a denial of his guilt
NOT ALLOWING [ U ]

not allowing someone to have or do something:

the denial of medical treatment

(Definition of “denial” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)