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denial (s) (noun), denials (pl)
1. A refusal to comply with or to satisfy a request.
2. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction. 4. A refusal to accept or to believe something; such as, a doctrine or belief.
5. In psychology, an unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
6. The act of disowning or disavowing; repudiation.
7. Abstinence; as in, self-denial.
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