in a state of denial

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in a state of denial

:not having fully accepted something
  • I think she's still in a state of denial about her husband's death.

Word by Word Definitions

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report

denial play
  1. : refusal to satisfy a request or desire

  2. : refusal to admit the truth or reality of something (such as a statement or charge)

  3. : assertion that an allegation is false


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