in a state of denial

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

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“In a state of denial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20state%20of%20denial. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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