- a person who denies.
- a person who refuses to accept the existence, truth, or validity of something despite evidence or general support for it: The writer is a Holocaust denier; a denier of climate change.
Origin of denier1
- a unit of weight indicating the fineness of fiber filaments and yarns, both silk and synthetic, and equal to a yarn weighing one gram per each 9000 meters: used especially in indicating the fineness of women's hosiery.
- any of various coins issued in French-speaking regions, especially a coin of France, originally of silver but later of copper, introduced in the 8th century and continued until 1794.
Origin of denier2
Examples from the Web for denier
Michael Moynihan says a more accurate translation suggests he is just another Holocaust denier.
Using the definition accepted by mainstream scholars of Nazism, Rouhani is a moderate Holocaust denier.
In the last few hours, however, Berlin issued the following statement: I am not a Holocaust denier.Greta Berlin Clarifies
Emily L. Hauser
October 5, 2012
Well, if he's not a Holocaust denier, that's progress, I guess.Ahmadinejad, Man of Moderation
September 26, 2012
Other speakers at the meeting were Holocaust denier Malcolm Ross and white supremacist Richard Kelly Hoskins.Christian Right Historian David Barton in Freefall Over ‘Jefferson Lies’
August 11, 2012
Grant that I may make him a heretic and a denier of the saints.Peter the Priest
You can get a decent noonday meal there for a denier or two.The Saracen: The Holy War
You play wizard and magician to get people to fall down and worship the denier.On the Seaboard
I am a friend of humanity, a friend of the people and a denier of God.
Heaven was the reward for belief and hell the destination of the denier.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
- (ˈdɛnɪˌeɪ, ˈdɛnjə) a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
- (dəˈnjeɪ, -ˈnɪə) any of several former European coins of various denominations
- a person who denies
Word Origin and History for denier
French coin, early 15c., from Old French dener, a small coin of slight value, roughly equivalent to the English penny, in use in France from the time of Charlemagne to early modern times, from Latin denarium, from denarius, name of a Roman coin (cf. Spanish dinero; see denarius).