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denier

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[ dih-nahy-er ]
/ dɪˈnaɪ ər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of denier

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see origin at deny, -er1

Other definitions for denier (2 of 2)

denier2
[ duh-neer or, especially for 1, den-yer; French duh-nyey ]
/ dəˈnɪər or, especially for 1, ˈdɛn yər; French dəˈnyeɪ /

noun
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 9,000 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 denier

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1375–1425; late Middle English <Old French <Latin dēnāriusdenarius
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British Dictionary definitions for denier (1 of 2)

denier1

noun
(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

Word Origin for denier

C15: from Old French: coin, from Latin dēnārius denarius

British Dictionary definitions for denier (2 of 2)

denier2
/ (dɪˈnaɪə) /

noun
a person who denies
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