[dih-nahy-uh-buh l]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deniable

Contemporary Examples of deniable

Historical Examples of deniable

  • 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.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for deniable



able to be denied; questionable
Derived Formsdeniably, adverb
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