[ dih-nahy-uh-liz uhm ]

  1. to refuse to accept the existence, truth, or validity of something despite evidence or reasonable support for it: Her cynical embrace of election denialism was part of her campaign strategy rather than a reflection of sincerely held concern for ballot security.

Origin of denialism

First recorded in 1870–75; denial + -ism

usage note For denialism

See denier1.

Words Nearby denialism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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