Medical Dictionary

denial

noun de·ni·al \di-ˈnī(-ə)l\

Definition of DENIAL

:  a psychological defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality
March 27, 2015
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Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
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