, a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self- denial.

(De*ni"ance) n. Denial. [Obs.] E. Hall.

(De*ni"er) n. One who denies; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ.

(||De*nier") n. [F. denier, fr. L. denarius a Roman silver coin orig. equiv. to ten asses, later, a copper, fr. deni ten by ten, fr. the root of decem ten; akin to E. ten. See Ten, and cf. Denary, Dinar.] A small copper coin of insignificant value.

My dukedom to a beggarly denier.

(Den"i*grate) v. t. [L. denigrare; de- + nigrare to blacken, niger black.]

1. To blacken thoroughly; to make very black. Boyle.

2. Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame. [R.]

To denigrate the memory of Voltaire.

(Den`i*gra"tion) n. [L. denigratio.]

1. The act of making black. Boyle.

2. Fig.: A blackening; defamation.

The vigorous denigration of science.

(Den"i*gra`tor) n. One who, or that which, blackens.

(Den"im) n. [Of uncertain origin.] A coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.

(Den`i*tra"tion) n. [Pref. de- + nitrate.] A disengaging, or removal, of nitric acid.

(De*ni`tri*fi*ca"tion) n. The act or process of freeing from nitrogen; also, the condition resulting from the removal of nitrogen.

(De*ni"tri*fy) v. t. [Pref. de- + nitrogen + -fy.] To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen.

(Den`i*za"tion) n. The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization. Hallam.

(De*nize") v. t. To make a denizen; to confer the rights of citizenship upon; to naturalize. [Obs.]

There was a private act made for denizing the children of Richard Hills.

(Den"i*zen) n. [OF. denzein, deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See In, and cf. Foreign.]

1. A dweller; an inhabitant. "Denizens of air." Pope.

Denizens of their own free, independent state.
Sir W. Scott.

2. One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.

Denial of one's self

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