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Being Doing Feeling > Actions > Denying


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abjuration the act of abjuring.
abjure to renounce under oath.
abnegate to renounce or repudiate.
abnegation an act of abnegating.
abnegator one who abnegates, renounces.
contradict to assert the contrary of.
contradictable capable of being contradicted.
contradiction an act or an instance of contradicting.
contradictor one who contradicts.
contradictorily (Adv.) CONTRADICTORY, serving to contradict.
contradictory serving to contradict (noun) a word or principle that contradicts another
denay (Obs.) to deny.
denegation denial.
deniability the ability to deny something esp on the basis of being officially uninformed.
deniable capable of being denied.
deniably (Adv.) DENIABLE, capable of being denied.
denial the act of denying.
deny to declare to be untrue.
denyingly (Adv.) DENYING.
disaffirm to assert the contrary of; to contradict.
disconfirm to deny the validity of.
forsay (Obs.) to forbid; to renounce.
gainsay to deny or contradict.
gainsayer one who gainsays, contradicts.
nay no; (noun) a denial.
naysay to say no.
naysayer one who says no.
negate to nullify.
negater one who negates.
negation the act of negating.
negativism a tendency to deny and criticise, without offering positive suggestions.
negativist one who practises negativism, a tendency to deny and criticise, without offering positive suggestions.
negativistic relating to negativism.
negator one that negates.
negatory relating to the act of negation.
recant to make a formal retraction or disavowal of.
recanter one who recants.
redeny to deny again.
refusal the act of refusing.
refutal an act of refuting.
refuter one who refutes.
renague to refuse, deny.
renay (Obs.) to renounce, abjure.
reneague to go back on a promise etc.
renegation a denial.
renege to refuse, deny.
reneger one who reneges.
renegue to refuse, deny.
reneguer one who renegues.
reney (Obs.) to renounce, abjure.
renig (Irish) to refuse, deny.
renounce to disown.
renouncer one who renounces.
reny (Obs.) to renounce, abjure.
sublate to deny; to contradict.
undenied not denied.
undersay to say by way of derogation or contradiction.
unget to deny the begetting of; to disown.
vetoer one who vetoes.