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Definition of denial:

  1. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; - the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
  2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
  3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
  4. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; - the contrary of affirmation.

Synonyms:

denegation, defending team, defensive structure, disconfirmation, demur, dissent, renunciation, defence reaction, affirm, silence, demurral, disaffirmance, accept, disclaimer, vindication, defense force, self-abnegation, turndown, traversal, defence force, defense mechanism, abnegation, nay, avowal, self-denial, no, self-discipline, defense lawyers, defense, defense team, defense reaction, defence, resistance, recantation, demurrer, defence mechanism, self-control, self-renunciation, defensive measure.

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