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Definition 1: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him - [noun denoting act]

Samples where denial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave evidence for the defense

Synonyms for denial in the sense of this definition

(denial is a kind of ...) (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards

(... is a kind of denial ) a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials

(... is part of denial) (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

"he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty" "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"

(denial belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for denial in the sense of this definition

(denial is a kind of ...) the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

(denial is a kind of ...) acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity

Definition 3: the act of refusing to comply (as with a request) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where denial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges

(denial is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of denial ) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

"abnegation of the Holy Trinity"

(... is a kind of denial ) the act of saying no to a request

(... is a kind of denial ) a reply of denial

"he answered in the negative"

(... is a kind of denial ) the act of refusing

(... is a kind of denial ) denial of any connection with or knowledge of

Definition 4: the act of asserting that something alleged is not true - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for denial in the sense of this definition

(denial is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of denial ) the speech act of negating

Definition 5: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts - [noun denoting process]

(denial is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(denial belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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