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denial

de·ni·al

denial

 
pronunciation:
dih naI l
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement that something is false.
His denial of the charges against him did not convince anyone that he was innocent.
definition 2: the act of refusing to honor a request.
The bank's denial of his request for a loan meant he could not buy a car.
antonyms:
concession
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The word denial contains the following part:
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.