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Entry Word: denial
Function: noun
Text: 1 an unwillingness to grant something asked for <our principal's denial of our request to come to school on Halloween dressed in costumes>
Synonyms disallowance, nay, no, refusal, rejection
Related Words decline, rebuff, repudiation; negative
Near Antonyms acceptance, accession, consent, leave, permission, sufferance
Antonyms allowance, grant
2 a refusal to confirm the truth of a statement <the senator issued a flat denial of the accusation against her>
Synonyms contradiction, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, negation, rejection, repudiation
Related Words disproof, rebuttal, refutation; negative
Near Antonyms confession; affirmation, assertion, declaration
Antonyms acknowledgment (also acknowledgement), admission, avowal, confirmation