Examples from the Web for denial
This is a case where delay is denial—with potentially deadly results.
About 300,000 Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, and their relationship to the state is an almost perfect dance of denial.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Mr. Mitchell thus controls both your management company and your lessor,” the IRS wrote in a denial letter.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ignorance on their part and denial on ours does nobody any favors.
A recent column by Nia-Malika Henderson is emblematic of this denial.
The officer shook his head in token of doubt about the truthfulness of that denial, and grinned sardonically.Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective|Andrew Forrester
The denial of the authenticity of John's Gospel is a source of far greater difficulties than its acknowledgment.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
Is not this a disparagement of the person of man and a denial of God's power?No and Yes|Mary Baker Eddy
But, evidently, Spikeman placed no confidence in the denial.The Knight of the Golden Melice|John Turvill Adams
Domitian had expected a denial from the courtier, not a confirmation of the facts.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
British Dictionary definitions for denial
Word Origin and History for denial
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.