The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
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.
A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
refusal to acknowledge a threat.
Failing to recognize obvious implications or consequences of a thought, act, or situation (I'm ok)
A decision by a health care organization to refuse payment for a health care service already provided. A decision by a health care organization to refuse (deny) an authorization request for services prior to receipt of the health care service. In some cases, a partial payment, modification of an authorization request, a partial authorization approval, or a termination of current care may also be considered denials.
An inability or unwillingness to admit the existence or extent of problems with alcohol; or unwillingness to admit one's codependence.
A defense mechanism where certain information is not accessed by the conscious mind. Denial is related to repression, a similar defense mechanism, but denial is more pronounced or intense. Denial involves some impairment of reality. Denial would be operating (as an example) if a cardiac patient who has been warned about the potential fatal outcome of engaging in heavy work, decides to start building a wall of heavy stones. See also: Treatment
Unconsciously refusing to admit that someone is addicted. Denial occurs among addicts themselves and among those who are close to them.
Failure to acknowledge some aspect of external reality that would be apparent to others. This is an involuntary reaction (as opposed to lying) which aims to avoid anxiety.
A defense mechanism by which unacceptable impulses or ideas are not perceived or allowed into full awareness. See also defense mechanisms.
A principal means of promoting the Birthist Abortionite agenda by simply refusing to acknowledge the very nature of its objectives. Used very effectively in concert with confusion to promote a variety of Big Lies.
The failure to admit or even realise that one is addicted; or to recognise and accept the degree of harm caused by an addiction uch as nicotine, alcohol, the synthetic opiates in prescription mood elevators, and in hunger-causing foods.
" A range of psychological maneuvers designed to reduce awareness of the fact that alcohol use is the cause of an individual's problems rather than a solution to those problems. Denial becomes an integral part of the disease and a major obstacle to recovery." From the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
a defence mechanism that allows a person to deny behavior, thought, need, feeling or desire.
one of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's stages of dying, in which the dying refuse to acknowledge their inevitable death, perhaps believing a mistake has been made.
An unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying the existence of conflicts or troublesome impulses. (they do not believe the result) (mother and father, their child/children, toward him/her, special needs, for him/her, screened, and,with them, were told)(the truth/everything there is, one does not bring it out in conversation)
Defence mechanism in which a thought, feeling, or action is disavowed by the person.
The refusal to admit that a problem exists.
When the insurance company refuses to pay for or authorize surgery.
A defense mechanism that is demonstrated by avoidance of disagreeable realities by the mind's refusal to acknowledge them at a conscious level. May or may not be adaptive, depending on the information being denied.
An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, feelings.
the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
a process of automatically blocking awareness of painful realities, thoughts, or feelings in order to protect oneself from emotional distress.
The state or act of asserting tht something alleged is not true; refusal to acknowledge a condition or situation.
A psychological mechanism through which many unbearable incoming reality-based events and meanings are barred from conscious registration. Because adaptation to external events is the primary function of the emotion-processing mind, denial is seen as the basic human psychological defense. It is as well our prime defense against existential death anxiety and its use often is supported by obliterating actions such as ground rule violations, manic activities, and a shut down of encoded narrative communication.
The refusal to accept reality and to act as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist.
( psych.) - Defense mechanism. People can be deliberately unaware of certain painful facts. The consciousness refuses to acknowledge specific realities.
the person refuses to recognise the reality of a traumatic perception.
A normal defense mechanism often identified among terminally ill patients and family members, in which there is a refusal to accept a medical prognosis.
The insurance company's refusal of the insured's claim.
1. The act of disowning or disavowing. 2. The refusal to grant something. See also deception; denial of service.
defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, used to resolve emotional conflict and allay anxiety by disavowing thoughts, feelings, wishes, needs, or external reality factors that are consciously intolerable.
A psychological defense mechanism that reduces awareness of the fact that alcohol use is the cause of an individual's problems.
A defense mechanism in which a feeling or wish is blocked by the person because the conscious admission of the thought or feeling would be too painful.
Refusal to acknowledge some aspect of reality or personal experience.
An unconscious defense mechanism that humans use to ignore painful realities, thoughts, or feelings. When we are in denial we can disown or disavow our own acts and blame them on others.
A legal form of pleading; refusing to admit the truth of a statement, charge, and so forth.
(deh-NY-ul) In psychiatry, a state in which a person is unable or unwilling to see the truth or reality about an issue or situation.
A defense mechanism in which the existence of unpleasant realities is kept out of conscious awareness.
w-m: avoiding guilt by pushing the decision that made it out of awareness, rendering it inaccessible to correction or Atonement; roughly equivalent to repression; protects the ego's belief that it is our source and not God. r-m: used to deny error and affirm truth: to deny " the denial of truth."
Either not recognizing or refusing to admit, the relationship between drinking and/or drug problems and severe life problems (e.g., health, family, school). Denial occurs when facing a painful reality is too much for a person to bear. Accepting the truth would turn upside down the person's entire way of viewing themselves, the world and the future. A person is 'in denial' when the facts of a situation are apparent but the person is unable to admit the truth to himself/herself.
refusal to admit you have (or someone else has) a problem, such as a drinking problem