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[dih-nahy-uh-buh l] /dɪˈnaɪ ə bəl/
capable of being or liable to be denied or contradicted.
Origin of deniable
First recorded in 1540-50; deny + -able Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ah, Barbara, Barbara, why do you not deny it if it is deniable?

  • But the relations of pupil and master in at least some degree are not, I think, deniable.

    The Human Comedy Honore de Balzac
  • She is country bred, and clothed in country garments, yet her beauty is too great to be deniable.

    Mrs. Geoffrey Duchess
  • We have either incorrectly to deny things we do not understand, or we have to accept a good deal that is deniable.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • But, good or bad, I don't think you'll find it deniable, if you look into the facts.

    A Traveler from Altruria: Romance William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for deniable


able to be denied; questionable
Derived Forms
deniably, adverb
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