Adjective "denying" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


State that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.
  1. 'He first denied that he had agreed to support the legislation or that he had attended a meeting with the two.'
  2. 'A federal prosecutor has denied that contention.'
  3. 'Company executives denied that accusation, the paper reported.'
  4. 'A spokesman for the Chief Executive's office denied that Wednesday was a date offered to the party, saying it was only chosen by the party.'
  5. 'He fiercely denied that knowledge, not even wanting to admit it to himself.'
  6. 'For the company, Fred Philpott denied that low staffing levels contributed to food not being removed from the shelves when past its ‘use by’ date.'
  7. 'Rumours that he had been suspended swept across the centre two weeks ago, but the shopping centre's management company refused to admit or deny the claims.'
  8. 'Last week O'Malley issued a statement denying any involvement in the statement's alteration.'
  9. 'A spokesman for the immigration and naturalisation service, Kerry Gill, denied that publicity influenced handling of the case.'
  10. 'Mr Adlem's evidence was that although a lease on the Chapel of Rest was discussed Mr Adlem denied agreeing to anything.'
  11. 'an anti-environmentalist campaign group that denies climate change'
  12. 'Some people deny the holocaust, others assert it happened as a matter of undeniable fact.'
  13. 'In any case, Lomborg does not deny global climate change.'
  14. 'Ethiopia faces devastating famine, millions in other parts of the world have no drinking water and global warming is forgotten or denied.'
  15. 'The former president of the Royal Astronomical Society was accused of denying man-made climate change in a column published in a Canadian newspaper.'
Refuse to give (something requested or desired) to (someone)
  1. 'Ron Sekura opposed the motion of denying the application, he did express interest in helping the club find an alternate site.'
  2. 'Today people who could have been attracted to a professional or working environment not dedicated to profit are denied that option.'
  3. 'This product warns you about tracking software and lets you grant or deny permission to those programs.'
  4. 'Mr Riordan has claimed these orders effectively deny him access to the courts.'
  5. 'He said: ‘There are a number of people who would love to rent private or council property and they are being denied that right.’'
  6. '‘It hurts me to deny people access to their home,’ he said.'
  7. 'His mother said he blew up because he's been in solitary confinement and has been repeatedly denied bail - and the stress is getting to him.'
  8. 'O'Neill was denied that unexpected luxury by circumstances outwith his control.'
  9. 'It is absurd to deny people access to their own money which has been compulsorily channelled into some poorly managed scheme, when they could be progressing towards home ownership.'
  10. 'In other words, it was browbeaten and the institute was denied what was agreed under that deed of settlement.'
  11. 'there was no way that I was going to deny myself ice cream'
  12. 'Individuals are trying, by denying themselves the luxury of forgetting about their acts, to spare other the agony of having to commit them at some time in the future.'
  13. 'I realise now that I was deliberately denying myself painting when I stopped doing it for those three years.'
  14. 'I don't think you can deny yourself one of the important foods.'
  15. 'We're the ones who are denying ourselves health care coverage by refusing to pay taxes.'
  16. 'And in Juliet we find a Chinoy woman, who in her desire to conform to social expectations, denies herself choices and voice.'
  17. 'I try to curb my spending sometimes, but on the other hand I don't believe there's any point in denying yourself and piling up your money.'
  18. '‘How well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt,’ wrote Thackeray in Vanity Fair, ‘how they deny themselves nothing; how jolly and easy they are in their minds.’'
  19. 'Without such a pledge, there remains little justification for non-nuclear states to deny themselves the procurement of nuclear weapons.'
  20. 'As the play progresses, one comes face to face with one's self, the self that has denied itself the fulfilment of its own desires.'
  21. 'As you might imagine, they've shown remarkable restraint in that regard, refusing to deny themselves a raise for five straight years.'

More definitions

1. to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true: to deny an accusation.

2. to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition.

3. to withhold the possession, use, or enjoyment of: to deny access to secret information.

4. to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.

5. to refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disown; disavow; repudiate: to deny one's gods.

6. to withhold (someo

More examples(as adjective)

"reliefs can be denying."

"troops can be denying."

"statuses can be denying."

"sins can be denying."

"rights can be denying."

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(deny)Middle English: from Old French deni-, stressed stem of deneier, from Latin denegare, from de- ‘formally’ + negare ‘say no’.