denial noun

ADJ. firm, strong, vehement, vigorous When I asked if she had cheated in the exam, she answered with a vehement denial. | explicit The document contains an explicit denial that the company ever sold arms. | government, official Despite official denials, it appears the government did make a deal with the terrorists.

VERB + DENIAL issue, make The chairman of the company issued a denial of the allegations. Jefferson made no denial of his actions on that night.

PREP. ~ from a denial from senior officials

PHRASES a chorus of denials His question was greeted with a chorus of denials.