Synonyms for denial

Synonyms for (noun) denial

Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation, abnegation

Definition: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

Similar words: renunciation, forgoing, forswearing

Definition: the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)


Similar words: self-sacrifice, selflessness

Definition: acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity


Synonyms: defence, defense, demurrer, denial

Definition: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

Usage: he gave evidence for the defense

Similar words: due process, due process of law

Definition: (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards


Synonyms: denial, disaffirmation

Definition: the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

Similar words: assertion, asseveration, averment

Definition: a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)


Synonyms: denial

Definition: the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

Usage: it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges

Similar words: speech act

Definition: the use of language to perform some act


Synonyms: denial

Definition: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

Similar words: defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction

Definition: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires