Definition for DE-NI'AL

DE-NI'AL, n. [See Deny.]

  1. An affirmation to the contrary; an assertion that a declaration or fact stated is not true; negation; contradiction. It is often expressed by no or not, simply.
  2. Refusal to grant; the negation of a request or petition; the contrary to grant, allowance, or concession; as, his request or application met with a direct denial.
  3. A rejection, or refusing to acknowledge; a disowning; as, a denial of God; or a refusing to receive or embrace; as a denial of the faith or the truth.
  4. A denial of one's self, is a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities.

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