denial

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Singular
denial

Plural
denials

  1. (countable & uncountable) Denial is the act or process of saying that something isn't true or didn't happen.
    There is the complete denial that anything unusual is happening.
  2. (countable & uncountable) The denial of something is the act or process of stopping others from having or getting it.
    The hospital's denial of care to the poor is unacceptable.
    The government's denial of her request means she will not be able to continue.
  3. (uncountable) (psychology) If someone is in denial, they cannot accept an unpleasant fact.
    He has been in denial since the death of his father.

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