denial

denial
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. negation, repudiation, refusal, contradiction; abnegation, temperance; disown, renounce. See asceticism. Ant., admission, confession.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Refusal to recognize a situation]
Syn. disavowal, forswearing, repudiation, contradiction, disclaiming, disclaimer, abnegation, rejection, refutation, negation, retraction, recantation, dismissal, renunciation, dismissing, disowning, disaffirmation, refusal to recognize, refusal to acknowledge, disbelief.
Ant. acknowledgment*, avowal, confession.
2. [Refusal to give consent]
Syn. rejection, veto, dissent, disapproval; see opposition 2 , refusal .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
rejection, refusal, dismissal, negation, veto, no, turndown, refutation, repudiation, prohibition, declination, contradiction, disallowance.
ANT.: acceptance, affirmation, approval
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A turning down of a request: disallowance, refusal, rejection, turndown. See ACCEPT. 2. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge: contradiction, disaffirmance, disaffirmation, disclaimer, negation, rejection. Law: traversal. See AFFIRM.

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