in a state of denial
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
: mode or condition of being
: condition of mind or temperament
: a condition of abnormal tension or excitement
: to set by regulation or authority
: to express the particulars of especially in words : report
: to express in words
: 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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