denial

denial(
dih
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nay
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uhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (of an allegation or fact)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Despite his denial of the allegations, his reputation was damaged.A pesar de su negación de las acusaciones, su reputación resultó dañada.
b. el desmentido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An official denial, issued by the government press agency, stated that the report was false.Un desmentido oficial, emitido por la agencia de prensa del gobierno, afirmó que el informe era falso.
2. (of a request or right)
a. la denegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
As a result of the US authorities' denial of a visa, he was unable to visit his son.Como resultado de la denegación de la visa por parte de las autoridades norteamericanas, no pudo visitar a su hijo.
3. (disavowal)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Entering into this alliance would be a denial of everything we stand for.Formar parte de esta alianza sería la negación de todo lo que defendemos.
b. el rechazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Her views had changed radically, and this led to her denial of former colleagues.Sus opiniones habían cambiado radicalmente y esto provocó el rechazo de antiguos colegas.
4. (psychology)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Eventually, one has to move from anger and denial to acceptance of one's loss.Con el tiempo, es necesario pasar de la ira y la negación a la aceptación de la pérdida.
5. (self-denial)
a. la abnegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The best thing is to choose the middle way between a life of pleasure and a life of total denial.Lo mejor es adoptar una opción intermedia entre una vida de placer y otra de abnegación total.
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denial
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of right, request)
a. la denegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of accusation, guilt)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (psychology)
a.
to be in denialatravesar una fase de negación or rechazo
denial [dɪˈnaɪəl]
noun
1 [of accusation, guilt] negación (f)
he shook his head in denial negó con la cabeza; he met the accusation with a flat denial negó or desmintió rotundamente la acusación; the government issued an official denial el gobierno lo desmintió oficialmente; el gobierno emitió un desmentido oficial
2 (refusal) [of request] denegación (f); (rejection) rechazo (m); [of report, statement] desmentido (m); mentís (m)
a denial of justice una denegación de justicia
3 (self-denial) abnegación (f)
to be in denial about sth no querer reconocer algo
Since denial is a delusional thought process, to be in denial about one's addiction or its consequences is to literally be out of touch with reality it gave government an element of deniability that it was involved ...a way of preserving deniability if the president's foreign adventurism went awry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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