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denier

noun de·ni·er \ di-ˈnī(-ə)r , dē- \

Definition of denier

: one who denies
  • deniers of the truth

First Known Use of denier

15th century

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denier

noun de·nier

Definition of denier

1 \də-ˈnir, də-ˈnyā\ : a small originally silver coin formerly used in western Europe
2 \ˈde-nyər\ : 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

Origin and Etymology of denier

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

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