in a state of denial

Definition of in a state of denial

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

Word by Word Definitions

stateplay
  1. :  mode or condition of being

    :  condition of mind or temperament

    :  a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. :  to set by regulation or authority

    :  to express the particulars of especially in words :  report

    :  to express in words

denialplay
  1. :  refusal to satisfy a request or desire

    :  refusal to admit the truth or reality (as of a statement or charge)

    :  assertion that an allegation is false


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WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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