• WordNet 3.6
    • n denial renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    • n denial a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him "he gave evidence for the defense"
    • n denial the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    • n denial the act of refusing to comply (as with a request) "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
    • n denial (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Denial 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.
    • Denial A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
    • Denial A refusal to grant; rejection of a request. "The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . . had not to complain of many peremptory denials ."
    • Denial The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation. "You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denial The act of denying or contradicting; the assertion of the contrary of some proposition or affirmation; negation; contradiction.
    • n denial Refusal to grant; the negation or refusal of a request or a petition; non-compliance.
    • n denial Refusal to accept or acknowledge; a disowning; rejection: as, a denial of God; a denial of the faith or the truth.
    • n denial In law, a traverse in the pleading of one party of the statement set up by the other; a defense. Synonyms Disavowal, disclaimer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denial de-nī′al act of denying or saying no: contradiction: refusal: rejection
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.”
  • Al Frank
    Al Frank
    “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.”
  • John Sterling
    John Sterling
    “The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.”
  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    “Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Deny


In literature:

Buffon's idea of a method amounts almost to the denial of the possibility of method at all.
"Evolution, Old & New" by Samuel Butler
The doctor joined them in their denial.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
But there are certain legitimate causes for denial by the wife.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
This proves the law referred to by Jesus when he made a denial of self the first duty of his disciples.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
Is he not rather comforted by the distractions of cheerful frivolity, of conventional denial of his pains?
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
The pain which is produced by derogation produces effort and self-denial.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
You never would in the world, if you knew how much self-denial it stands for.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
My denial of guilt seemed to me a trivial lie.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
He forgave Peter for his denial, and would have forgiven Judas, if in the exercise of sincere repentance he had sought his pardon.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
There are examples of noble self-denial under these circumstances.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Alec looked to his mother for some confirmation or denial of the astounding statement blurted forth by her husband.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Of as much wit as the wit of man can devise, he useth his bare denial.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
There are certain legitimate causes for denial by the wife.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The self-denial went hard with me, but I consoled myself each night with the anticipation of opening day.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
When this has been done, and not until then, "God" may become the subject of affirmation or denial.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
Garry again broke into indignant denials.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
Mill preserved his independence by rigid self-denial, temperance, and punctuality.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
There is an offer thou couldst make me, of that fashion, that my self-denial were not equal to refuse.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
Slavery involves the denial of freedom, and as such it can never be good.
"Progress and History" by Various
But Hastings, whom, as it should seem, success in ambition and in love had put into high good-humor, would take no denial.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay

In poetry:

"Good friends," he says, "you reap a field
I sowed in self-denial,
For toleration had its griefs
And charity its trial.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And she is with thee; in thy path of trial
She walketh yet;
Still with the baptism of thy self-denial
Her locks are wet.
"To My Friend OnThe Death Of His Sister" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It's weel enuff for fowk to praich
An praise up self denial;
But them 'at's forradest to praich,
Dooant put it oft to trial.
"My Doctrine" by John Hartley
Now comes near thee,
O my heart, thy threatened trial!
Lady, pardon the denial,
But I would nor see nor hear thee.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Forgetting that their pride of spirit
Their exultation in their trial
Detracts most largely from the merit
Of all their boasted self-denial.
"Granta: A Medley" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Ye, meanwhile, are in your chambers sleeping,
Quiet, and set free from all our weeping;
No cross nor trial
Hinders your enjoyments with denial.
"Blessed Are The Dead. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Fallin appeals FEMA denial of wildfire aid for 3 counties.
(PDF) Fallin appeal of FEMA denial .
As a psychotherapist, I deal with denial frequently.
Removing Mayor Rob Ford from office now a denial of democracy, his lawyer say.
Zoning Hearing Board listens to case where developer argues hardship in zoning denial .
Detroit in denial of crisis like old GM.
Biden 'doubling down on denial '.
Yes Men hit the Chamber of denial .
RCMP issues latest denial in series of harassment lawsuits.
When told that some lawyers have called the denials a violation of state law, Neth replied, "That's their interpretation.".
Gerard Butler's birthday plans scuppered by visa denial .
Trumka's History of Denial : "We Don't Have A Deficit Crisis".
Broadwell's Denver remarks delivered same day as Petraeus statement on Libya and one day after Panetta denial .
Spending a few hours around Pentagon and defense business officials these days requires mentally ingesting a disorienting cocktail that is one part desperation and one part denial.
The foreign ministry's denial comes about 22 hours after the diplomat 's comments were made public.

In science:

Denials are the only formulas that may contain universal quantifiers.
In general a theory can be transformed into denials applying the following rewriting step ∀ X.F → ¬∃ X.¬F .
Open variables in FOL formulas and denials represent ob jects of yet unknown identity.
These non-responsive flows, in essence, form a type of denial of ser vice (DoS) attacks, as first identified by Floyd et. al. and subsequently illustrated by Sherwood et. al. .
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Netfence: Preventing internet denial of service from inside out.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Portcullis: Protecting connection setup from denial-of-capability attacks.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
An analysis of using re flectors for distribut ed denial of service attacks.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
However, this would create the potential for a denial of service (DoS) attack where an attacker continuously powered a tag, preventing it from generating any random numbers and thus from being used at all.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
Space-time with its denial of place and time really makes the universe a mystery, non-objective and non-classical – just how can we talk of the independent existence of an event if it is dependent on the measurement? The pot is calling the kettle black.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
The third premise is the denial of the possibility of an in fini te number of causes or actions.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
It must be noted however that this denial by Bohr was not special to a scenario with two spatially separated systems; Bohr seems to have denied altogether that quantum things had ‘real situations’ in Einstein’s sense.
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
Is there hope? Given the current state of insecurity of hosts and the vulnerability of the Internet to manipulation and denial of service attacks, there is no way that a public election of any significance involving remote electronic voting could be carried out securely.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
Given the current state of widely deployed computers in peoples ’ homes, the vulnerability of the Internet to denial of service attacks, and the unreliability of the Domain Name Service, we believe that the technology does not yet exist to enable remote electronic voting in public elections.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
However this would not prevent a denial of service type attack by physically severing the connection.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
It would not protect against denial of service attacks.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption