Webster 1913 Edition
The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; – the contrary of
You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or
denialmay be sufficient.
A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king’s subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . . had not to complain of many peremptory
A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; – the contrary of confession;
denialof a fault charged on one; a
Denial of one's self,
a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial.
Webster 1828 Edition
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 ones self, is a declining of some gratification; restraint of ones appetites or propensities.