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repudiation

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1 a refusal to confirm the truth of a statement
  • voters seemed satisfied by the candidate's public repudiation of the beliefs of an organization to which he had briefly belonged as a youth

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2 the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired
  • New Year's resolutions typically include the repudiation of chocolate and other indulgences and the promise to resume working out at the gym

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The first known use of repudiation was circa 1530

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“Repudiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repudiation. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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