|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|