from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (or someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Denial; disowning; rejection; repudiation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. denial of any connection with or knowledge of
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Whatever his intention, I think Scott's disavowal is significant, particularly in light of his consistent refusal to publicly discuss his own ethnic background, which became an issue after Crossfire was released:
We start with the statement of a “fact” and we’re left with a disavowal from the also anonymous Teddy.
For Schelling's purposes, the Phrygian priests of modern European philosophy embody the spiritualizing violence and recursive loop of this desire, desire that even puts the resistant negativity of the body to efficient good work by libidinally investing its very disavowal, that is, by secretly deriving pleasure out of the ascetic renunciation of pleasure.
By making it an issue and demanding some kind of disavowal, however, the campaigns bring attention to these comments as a way of painting the other side as hitting below the belt.
Wonder if the big news orgs will note this in their coverage of McCain's "disavowal" of Black's remarks.
Apart from the fact of her disappearance is what I can only read as her final "disavowal" of the "Feminist" label.
The new tiredness is 'located in the head' and seems to be the result of a special kind of disavowal where structurally generated work habits are perceived to be under the control of the individual to an extent that may not be the case.
I hesitate to remind all of my blogging bretheren, but this "disavowal" movement is a bi-partisan, intra-partisan game.
As I have noted, Freud published his "disavowal" of Moses the year before, that is to say, a year before the Nazis marched into Austria.
Elisabeth Guigou, a former Socialist justice minister, said that Mr Sarkozy's personal intervention was a "disavowal" of Miss Dati.