1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. [Obs.]
Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage.Bp. Hall.
2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or
publicly arraigning; arraignment.
3. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
Uttering bold denunciations of ecclesiastical error.Motley.
(De*nun"ci*a*tive) a. [L. denuntiativus, -ciativus, monitory.] Same as Denunciatory.
(De*nun"ci*a`tor) n. [L. denuntiator, -ciator, a police officer.] One who denounces, publishes,
or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.
(De*nun"ci*a*to*ry) a. Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as,
severe and denunciatory language.
(De`nu*tri"tion) n. (Physiol.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the
breaking down of tissue.
(De*ny") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Denying.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF.
denier, deneer, F. dénier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]
1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself.
2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce. [Obs.] "If you
deny to dance." Shak.
3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.
Who finds not Providence all good and wise,Pope.
Alike in what it gives, and what denies?
To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it.J. Edwards.
4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to
abjure; to disavow.
The falsehood of denying his opinion.Bancroft.
Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved.Keble. To deny one's self, to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to practice self- denial.
Let him deny himself, and take up his cross.Matt. xvi. 24.
(De*ny"), v. i. To answer in negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid.Gen. xviii. 15.