Definition of 'denial'
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Too many of our political elite are in denial about the referendum result. The Sun (2016)There's denial and anger and then finally acceptance - you have to go through the whole process. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are in denial about the future - which means we are failing to prepare for the looming cost of care, as individuals or as a society. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To say he was to blame would be a complete denial of the evidence. The Sun (2008)The official denials may be sufficient to allow him entry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is in total denial about the health risks. The Sun (2007)Membership offers the only hope cutting down the unelected hierarchies and ending official denials. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She feels guilty and is in denial about what she allowed to happen to you. The Sun (2014)Your reluctance to tell your boyfriend that you have impaired hearing suggests a certain amount of denial about your condition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is in denial about debt. The Sun (2010)At the moment, the networks seem to be in complete denial. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He asked her to issue an official denial of it, but this she refused to do. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)Accused is the story of the agony of one man's life of denial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)France is suspected of still sanctioning the payment of ransoms, despite official denials. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was in complete denial of my life. The Sun (2010)Though defendant was angered at the denial of his request, he and his wife went at their own expense. Christianity Today (2000)Initial stages of denial and anger were followed by a doomed attempt to bargain with the Scottish people for their votes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is in complete denial. The Sun (2012)There is no official denial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'm at once full of dread and in complete denial. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Though sceptical, they were willing to accept the denial, to protect the government. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And they'll go through stages of denial, anger and sadness. The Sun (2009)Go around to their place; they're in denial about modern life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He may live his life in denial but make sure you're not copying him now by worrying more about other women's health than your own. The Sun (2008)The MP in question had had his denial accepted, clearly without the slightest suggestion that the police might take an interest in his penchant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'denial'
British English: denial NOUN
A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.
Despite official denials, the rumours still persist.
Definition of denial from the Collins English Dictionary
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