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denial/dɪˈnajəl/noun
pluraldenials
denial
/dɪˈnajəl/
noun
pluraldenials
Learner's definition of DENIAL  
[count] : a statement saying that something is not true or real: a statement in which someone denies something
[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
: the act of not allowing someone to have something
[noncount]
[count]
— usually singular
— see also self-denial
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