Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A denial.

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  • n. A denial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Denial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Denial.

Etymologies

French dénégation, from Latin dēnegātiō, dēnegātiōn-, from dēnegātus, past participle of dēnegāre, to deny; see deny.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare French dénégation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The election of Obama also offers, many believe, a chance for redemption: redemption from allowing unprovoked warfare that has killed and injured many Americans, and an unknown amount of Iraqi citizens; tacitly accepting torture, permitting a denegation of our civil rights, and through rampant deregulation allowing economic devastation which has ripped the entire fabric of the economy.

    Ebenezer Scrooge - Hope, Redemption and the 2008 Election

  • There is evidence here of a denegation, a strong disavowal of the body in its inert, contemplative and

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • My experience with Christians during the last several months seems to best sum up this particular western idea that oppresses newly disabled or people with continuing denegation into a choice of having two lives; one in which you are optimistic and happy to others while the bulk of your struggles become a secret life; or share all aspects of your life and face rejection.

    Blogging against Disablism: those lazy, deceiving disabled..why won't they die?

  • I sought to interrupt him with some not very truthful denegation; but he waved me down, and pursued his speech.

    The Enemy in the House

  • Urquhart that in consequence of such denegation he will demonstrate that Palmerston had everything to do with it.

    The Greville Memoirs (Second Part) A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 (Volume 1 of 3)

  • Thus, although Greenberg champions avant-garde abstract artists, his is not the more rational avant-garde aesthetic of, for example, the Soviet Constructivists (e.g. Malevich, Popova, Rodchenko and Rozanova), or that of Mondrian, but a mystical one that suited his denegation of exact knowledge better.

    Political Affairs Magazine

  • But, as Althusser said, bourgeois philosophy "lives by its denegation," the promise of an objective knowledge of what philosophy is, as a practice, which is offered by Marxism, is always denegated, or disavowed, by bourgeois philosophers, who assert that such knowledge is impossible.

    Political Affairs Magazine

  • Do we not know that it was Mahathir that was the demon who destroyed our Education System and now acts in denegation of that fact.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • The expostulations of the royal messenger were fruitless, the Count being more fully alive to the danger of his position than M. d'Escures himself; and to every argument and denegation of the anxious envoy he consequently replied by saying that it was useless to urge him to compromise his safety while he felt certain that his ruin had been decided upon, a fact of which he was convinced from the circumstance of his having received no letter from any of the intimate friends of the King since he had withdrawn from the Court, while he was sufficiently acquainted with the bad disposition of Madame de Verneuil to be assured that in the event of her being enabled to effect a reconciliation with the monarch at his expense, she would not scruple to sacrifice his interests to her own.

    The Life of Marie de Medicis

  • The expostulations of the royal messenger were fruitless, the Count being more fully alive to the danger of his position than M. d'Escures himself; and to every argument and denegation of the anxious envoy he consequently replied by saying that it was useless to urge him to compromise his safety while he felt certain that his ruin had been decided upon, a fact of which he was convinced from the circumstance of his having received no letter from any of the intimate friends of the

    The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 1

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  • denial

    Example sentence: The defendant’s actions led to the denegation of the plaintiff's rights as a citizen.�?

    November 14, 2007