denier

1 of 2

noun (1)

de·​ni·​er di-ˈnī(-ə)r How to pronounce denier (audio)
dē-
: one who denies
deniers of the truth

denier

2 of 2

noun (2)

de·​nier
1
də-ˈnir How to pronounce denier (audio) də-ˈnyā How to pronounce denier (audio) : a small originally silver coin formerly used in western Europe
2
ˈde-nyər How to pronounce denier (audio) : a unit of fineness for yarn equal to the fineness of a yarn weighing one gram for each 9000 meters
100-denier yarn is finer than 150-denier yarn

Examples of denier in a Sentence

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Noun
Pollini does have his deniers; all gods necessarily do. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Groups dedicated to QAnon, election deniers, and other conspiracies are easy to find. William Turton, WIRED, 22 Mar. 2024 The case was dropped a few weeks later, but the company remains the subject of conspiracy theories by election deniers. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Haley's comments about her support for election deniers have not always been accurate. Jacob Rosen, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2024 Australia, which had a right-wing prime minister who was a science denier, had a negative excess death rate in 2020. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Election deniers seized on this yesterday, showing once again that wild claims of voter fraud are likely going to be a fixture of the 2024 election until November—and likely long after. David Gilbert, WIRED, 6 Mar. 2024 Trump endorsed Karamo, an election denier, in her unsuccessful race in 2022 for Michigan secretary of state but backed former state Attorney General nominee Matt DePerno for state party chair over Karamo in early 2023. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 Adding to the concern: Some of those willing to take the jobs are 2020 election deniers with a specific agenda. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from denier "to deny" + -er -er entry 2

Noun (2)

Middle English denere, from Anglo-French dener, denier, from Latin denarius, coin worth ten asses, from denarius containing ten, from deni ten each, from decem ten — more at ten

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of denier was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Denier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denier. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

denier

1 of 2 noun
de·​ni·​er di-ˈnī(-ə)r How to pronounce denier (audio)
: one who denies

denier

2 of 2 noun
den·​ier
ˈden-yər
: a unit of fineness for silk, rayon, or nylon yarn
Etymology

Noun

deny and -er (noun suffix)

Noun

Middle English denere "small silver coin formerly used in Europe," from early French denier (same meaning), from Latin denarius "coin valued at 10 asses," derived from deni "ten each," from decem "ten"

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