Antonyms for denial

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-nahy-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈnaɪ əl

Definition of denial

Origin :
  • 1520s; see deny + -al (2). Replaced earlier denyance (mid-15c.). Meaning "unconscious suppression of painful or embarrassing feelings" first attested 1914 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud's "Psychopathology of Everyday Life"; phrase in denial popularized 1980s.
  • noun dismissal, refusal of belief in
Example sentences :
  • He bent closer to his companion, and spoke with a fierce intensity that brooked no denial.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Burke shook his head emphatically in denial of the allegation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Napoleon looked at his uncle the canon with indignation and denial on his face.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • I can't say whether she considered him an answer to her prayer, or a denial of it.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • An excuse, instead of a denial, was the gentlest answer I received.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 » by Henry Fielding
  • "No," said the poor novice; but the denial came faint and irresolute from her lips.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When she had uttered this denial, which he believed to be true, she asked him what he meant by disappearance?
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Denial explicit or reserved, expressed or left to be inferred, is still a lie.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Denial would be useless, and in denying, you would be untrue to yourself.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • For Shelley, this denial of time had become a conscious doctrine.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford

Synonyms for denial

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