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Main Entry: de·ni·al
Pronunciation: di-primarystressnimacr(-schwa)l
Function: noun
1 : a refusal to grant something asked for
2 : a refusal to admit the truth of a statement : CONTRADICTION <a flat denial of the charges>
3 : a refusal to accept or believe in something <make a public denial of political beliefs once held>
4 : a cutting down or limiting of a person's own desires or activity <denial of one's appetite>
- in denial : refusing to accept or believe in something bad <the student was in denial about his poor grade>


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