1. [ noun ] the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

"it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

Related terms: speech_act refusal negative disavowal naysaying abnegation deny
2. [ noun ] an assertion that something alleged is not true
Related terms: assertion negation deny
3. [ noun ] renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
Synonyms: self-abnegation self-denial self-renunciation abnegation
Related terms: selflessness renunciation
4. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
Related terms: defense psychiatry
5. [ noun ] (law) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
Synonyms: defence demurrer defense

"he gave evidence for the defense"

Related terms: prosecution due_process entrapment trial law
Similar spelling:   denali