The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deny \De*ny"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Denying.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F.
d['e]nier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See
1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; --
opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
Note: 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
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,
Alike in what it gives, and what denies? --Pope.
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
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.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "denied":
belied, confounded, confuted, contemned, declined,
declined with thanks, deflated, despised, disapproved, discarded,
discounted, discredited, disdained, dismissed, disowned, disproved,
disputed, excepted, excluded, exploded, exposed, forsworn, ignored,
impugned, invalidated, negated, negatived, not considered,
overthrown, overturned, punctured, rebuffed, refused, refuted,
rejected, renounced, repudiated, repulsed, scouted, shown up,