Science / Psychiatry / Denial: defense mechanism in which the subject acts as if consciously unaware of a wish or reality.

Other Words for Denial

Denial Noun Synonyms: retraction, recantation, renunciation, withdrawal
Denial Verb Synonyms: contradiction, negation, repudiation, refutation, disavowal, disclaimer, disaffirmation

Denial-Of-Service Attack (DOS)

Technology / Email / Denial-Of-Service Attack (DOS): An organized effort to disrupt email or Web service by sending more messages or traffic than a server can handle, shutting it down until the messages stop. MORE

Denial Of Claim

Health / Health Insurance / Denial Of Claim: Refusal by an insurance company or carrier to honor a request by an individual (or his or her provider) to pay for health care services obtained from a health care professional. MORE

Access Veto Systems

Life Style / Adoption / Access Veto Systems: Type of reunion registry system. The veto is a document filed by one party to the adoption which registers that person's refusal to be contacted or denial of release of identifying information. In an MORE

Confidential Intermediary

Life Style / Adoption / Confidential Intermediary: State employee or trained volunteer sanctioned by the courts, who is given access to sealed adoption files for the purpose of conducting a search. A confidential intermediary may be hired by the inqui MORE

Multi-Ethnic Placement Act

Life Style / Adoption / Multi-Ethnic Placement Act: A federal law enacted in 1994 and implemented through state policy. The Multi-Ethnic Placement Act of 1994, as amended, P.L. 103-382 [42 USC 622] prohibits the delay or denial of any adoption or place MORE


Business / Finance / Underwriter: To guarantee, as to guarantee the issuer of securities a specified price by entering into a purchase and sale agreement. To bring securities to market. MORE