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deniable

[ dih-nahy-uh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. capable of being or liable to be denied or contradicted.


deniable

/ dɪˈnaɪəbəl /

adjective

  1. able to be denied; questionable


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Derived Forms

  • deˈniably, adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of deniable1

First recorded in 1540–50; deny + -able

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Example Sentences

It’s also deniable because of an unknown person or hacktivist who claims to be doing the leaking.

So there is a great opportunity, it’s deniable, and it’s subtle as well.

What he did was of course wholly deniable by virtually everyone at the ISI.

Covert action can seem like a quick, cheap, deniable way to get hard jobs done.

With the truth no longer deniable, the Youngs moved home to Chapel Hill, N.C., their long, strange journey finally over.

Because the CIA knows how to make offers that are understood but deniable.

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

They become deniable only when it is shown that the great miracle of making the world was never performed.

Nay, this depravity will now become even more apparent and less deniable.

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

Finally, as these five are the only things affirmable, so are they the only things deniable.

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