Learner's definition of DENIAL
1 [count] : a statement saying that something is not true or real : a statement in which someone denies something
She issued a flat/absolute/outright denial of the charges made against her.
The accusations have met with angry denials from school officials.
The city government has been heavily criticized for its denial of the seriousness of the situation.
her denial of responsibility
2 [noncount], psychology : a condition in which someone will not admit that something sad, painful, etc., is true or real — often used in the phrase in denial 3 : the act of not allowing someone to have something
The hardest part of the punishment was the denial of his right to see his children.
The group is protesting the denial of voting rights to convicted felons.
The lawyers were disappointed by the court's denial of their motion to dismiss the case.
[count] — usually singular