disavowal

[ dis-uh-vou-uh l ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈvaʊ əl /

noun

a disowning; repudiation; denial.

Nearby words

  1. disaster,
  2. disaster area,
  3. disaster capitalism,
  4. disastrous,
  5. disavow,
  6. disband,
  7. disbar,
  8. disbelief,
  9. disbelieve,
  10. disbosom

Origin of disavowal

First recorded in 1740–50; disavow + -al2

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Word Origin and History for disavowal

disavowal

n.

1748; see disavow + -al (2).

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