Synonyms and Antonyms of denial

  1. 1 an unwillingness to grant something asked for our supervisor's denial of unpaid personal leave got mixed reactions from the staff Synonyms declination, disallowance, nay, no, nonacceptance, refusal, rejection, turndown Related Words rebuff, repudiation, repulse, spurn; negative; ban, injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression Near Antonyms acceptance, accession, acquiescence, agreement, assent, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, leave, license (or licence), permission, sanction, sufferance; imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp Antonyms allowance, approval, grant, OK (or okay)

  2. 2 a refusal to confirm the truth of a statement the senator issued a flat denial of the accusation against her Synonyms contradiction, denegation, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, disconfirmation, negation, rejection, repudiation Related Words disproof, rebuttal, refutation; negative Near Antonyms concession, confession; affirmation, assertion, declaration; attestation, corroboration, documentation, substantiation, testament, testimony, validation Antonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), admission, avowal, confirmation

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