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English definition of “denial”

denial

noun
 
 
/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 guiltRefusing and rejecting
NOT ALLOWING [U] not allowing someone to have or do something: the denial of medical treatmentRefusing and rejectingForbidding and banning things
(Definition of denial from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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