denial

Noun
  • The act of refusing to comply (as with a request) (synset 107219061)
  • The act of asserting that something alleged is not true (synset 107218900)
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts (synset 113483154)
  • Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others (synset 100206498)
  • A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (synset 101201240)

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