Synonym of denying

Alternative for denying

denies, denied, denying

Synonym: contradict, dispute, refute, reject, renounce,

Antonym: acknowledge, affirm, concede, confirm,

Verb

Present participle for state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of
contradicting gainsaying repudiating negating opposing refuting disproving negativing rebutting backpedaling backpedalling challenging contesting debunking disaffirming discrediting exploding nullifying retracting controverting countering declaring untrue disallowing disavowing disclaiming disconfirming disowning dissenting from invalidating quashing rebuffing rejecting confuting disagreeing with taking back banning begrudging blocking contravening curbing disacknowledging disagreeing disbelieving doubting excluding forbidding forgoing preventing recanting restraining revoking sacrificing shooting down spurning tabooing withsaying calling on enjoining from holding back keeping back not buying shooting down in flames shooting full of holes saying no to taking exception to turning thumbs down standing in the way disputing belying calling into question giving the lie to questioning confounding resisting impugning showing to be false fighting crossing arguing breaking driving a coach and horses through falsifying oppugning blowing out of the water exposing proving false traversing proving to be false debating querying flying in the face of blowing sky-high proving wrong combatting combating taking issue with demolishing assailing making a nonsense of knocking the bottom out of withstanding objecting to blowing sky high bucking reversing overturning confronting overthrowing contending running counter to impeaching arguing against tearing down calling in question taking a stand against protesting against counteracting obstructing thwarting hindering brushing aside checking repelling canceling cancelling conflicting with arguing with parrying crushing defeating taking on squelching defying attacking cancelling out canceling out silencing undermining answering going against discounting addressing busting showing up fighting against declaring to be untrue battling standing up to disapproving of arguing about blowing up giving thumbs down to facing down putting down setting aside quibbling over dismissing renouncing forswearing annulling proving unsound frustrating deceiving naysaying impeding balking clashing with dueling duelling vanquishing subverting puncturing bringing to naught shutting up baulking weakening discussing ridiculing daring differing withspeaking putting under suspicion casting doubt on poking full of holes raising doubts about pooh-poohing deflating discarding examining mooting poking holes in knocking bottom out of shooting holes in knocking props out throwing out finding unfounded altercating bandying canvassing counterclaiming destroying canvasing wrangling picking holes in putting paid to proving impossible saying the opposite of pettifogging cutting down to size refusing to accept denouncing calling in contending over topping abnegating convicting everting burning defending against pleading against retaliating against throwing down investigating demurring about rebelling against feuding with rallying against enquiring remonstrating interrogating coming to blows with rivalling testing litigating tackling demurring against rivaling accosting inquiring calling out having bone to pick bandying words concerning picking an argument with wondering about differing with quibbling about agitating against putting up argument arguing the pros and cons of having an argument about dissenting against hammering away at showing to be wrong picking a bone proving to be wrong defending oneself against barring counterattacking burning down disposing of replying to facing disliking zapping zinging tarring slamming trashing criticizing blasting knocking smearing traducing mistrusting contending with suspecting taking struggling against distrusting criticising dissenting setting your face against putting up a fight against encountering striving against speaking out against taking a stand searching out taunting protesting withstaying turning the tables taking issue not countenancing speaking against gainstaying bombarding neutralizing frowning at standing up and be counted against assaulting quarreling with disapproving neutralising cutting to shreds sticking it to casting doubt upon thumbing nose at throwing doubt on throwing the book at pinning on coming down on running down skinning alive swipeing at casting aspersions upon unbelieving scorning not accepting giving no credence to scoffing at not believing not swallowing abjuring abandoning refusing forsaking dropping eschewing reneging casting aside giving up relinquishing abdicating welshing declining conceding yielding surrendering washing hands of worming out of weaseling out of weaselling out of going back on word dropping out unsaying foreswearing withdrawing repealing kicking forbearing abstaining refraining shunning refraining from abstaining from washing one's hands of turning one's back on disinheriting casting off ditching cutting off sending packing ending relations with refusing to acknowledge refusing to recognize divorcing oneself from cutting off without a penny washing your hands of having nothing more to do with turning your back on

Verb

Present participle for to refuse or be unwilling to allow or grant
declining refusing rejecting vetoing withholding disallowing forbidding disapproving dismissing negativing nixing precluding prohibiting rebuffing reprobating repulsing begrudging interdicting negating ruling out turning down knocking back giving the brush-off to giving the red light to giving the thumbs down to repudiating throwing out spurning passing blocking discountenancing deselecting passing up balking at throwing over blackballing ruling against defeating passing on shooting down snubbing disacknowledging abjuring disavowing giving the red light saying no redlighting saying ‘no’ to setting aside overthrowing outvoting restricting stonewalling revoking preventing killing opposing stoppering stymieing banning fettering giving thumbs down to saying no to giving something a miss outlawing overruling proscribing giving the thumbs down embargoing barring quashing downing squashing stopping nullifying boycotting dissenting refusing permission to passing by declaring null and void giving thumbs down not going for censuring placing an embargo on throwing away putting a stop to putting down putting an end to putting the kibosh on burning cutting turning one's back on scorning withgoing renouncing shunning disregarding demurring ignoring not accepting baulking at turning away voting down steering clear of not hearing of forgoing discounting skipping overlooking missing shying from withholding from not heeding refraining from abstaining from desisting from disdaining withdrawing repelling desisting protesting holding out not caring for shaking one's head drawing the line at holding back turning deaf ear to brushing off demurring at sending off not buying protesting at dispensing with jibbing at refusing to receive turning from holding off abandoning disowning deserting discarding forsaking recanting retracting reversing forswearing rescinding giving up disprofessing casting off shedding tergiversating disinheriting apostatizing ratting turning dishonoring banishing casting flushing defaulting defecting cutting off dumping laying aside ousting dishonouring washing your hands of having nothing more to do with having no more truck with flying in the face of breaking with washing one's hands of turning your back on

Verb

Present participle for to refuse to acknowledge or maintain any connection with
repudiating disavowing disowning renouncing discarding rejecting disclaiming eschewing forswearing retracting revoking abandoning abjuring abnegating rebutting recanting reneging surrendering forsaking relinquishing casting aside casting off giving up refusing to acknowledge withdrawing repealing dropping taking back canceling cancelling unsaying negating foreswearing annulling gainsaying recalling abrogating disaffirming rescinding nullifying abdicating spurning avoiding countermanding reneging on contradicting disallowing refusing quashing abolishing invalidating reversing kicking shunning welshing forgoing declining voiding refraining calling back turning your back on calling off backing out of negativing disconfirming refuting disacknowledging undoing deleting sacrificing obviating withcalling erasing scrubbing dispensing with overruling calling aborting setting aside vacating overriding scrapping worming out of abstaining removing washing your hands of divorcing oneself from nixing packing in jacking in washing hands of counterordering obliterating making void lifting disannulling backpedaling dismantling backpedalling rendering invalid dismissing weaseling out of weaselling out of excluding backing down backing off expunging refraining from backing out crying off eating one's words declaring null and void abstaining from wiping out rubbing out undermining annihilating abating conceding impugning yielding vitiating contravening forbearing dropping out ceding going back on word turning back on refusing to accept resigning waiving washing one's hands of turning one's back on throwing off eluding effacing nulling apostatizing doing away with shirking purging discharging cutting omitting demitting backtracking escaping evading disdaining ducking dodging censoring editing blacking shaking finessing shying scaping killing deleing eliding disinheriting signing away dialing back weaselling out weaseling out editing out crosses out putting an end to stroking out snuffing out taking out blanking out declaring invalid rendering null and void whiting out sweeping away bluing pencil blotting out blacking out blue-penciling stamping out blocking out blue-pencilling cancelling out striking out rooting out canceling out striking down inking out putting a line through Xing out rolling back ditching stepping down from handing over stepping aside from not touching shying away from shuffling out of having nothing to do with having no truck with letting well enough alone fighting shy of swearing off steering clear of staying clear of keeping clear of getting around giving a wide berth to cutting off retrograding backtracking on going back on retreating apologising retroceding apologizing eliminating receding suspending nigging sending packing ending relations with going back on one's word rowing back on reeling in eating your words forgetting it drawing back doing a U-turn on falling back taking in ruling out having change of heart changing one's tune changing one's mind doing an about-turn on refusing to recognize cutting off without a penny having nothing more to do with stopping discontinuing breaking off doing without ceasing desisting quitting finishing withholding vetoing resisting restraining going without keeping inhibiting holding back checking curbing desisting from stopping oneself turning down leaving off keeping from withholding from putting aside ending overturning breaking deserting turning over halting foregoing neglecting leaving leaving alone axing resisting the temptation to passing up sitting out laying off cutting out passing on giving over turning away from doing a U-turn doing an about-turn disqualifying dissociating from calling in steering clear coming off passing arresting interrupting avoiding doing not doing going on the wagon taking the pledge taking the cure concluding skipping jilting laying off of kicking over keeping off packing up forbearing from preventing oneself from quitting cold kicking the habit calling it quits restraining oneself from knocking off preventing yourself from stopping oneself from letting up ceasing to indulge in giving the elbow throwing over giving someone the push giving someone the big E giving someone the air binning off banning defaulting defaulting on prohibiting forbidding failing to honour withdrawing from going back retreating from welshing on banishing divorcing ousting bridling belaying barring debarring embargoing disregarding ratting on pulling out of shrugging off tossing aside blocking proscribing blackballing dissolving deferring remitting postponing giving something a miss passing by parting with saying goodbye to leaving out dooing an about-face breaking your word breaking a promise copping out of breaking one's promise rebuffing staying granting shelving tabling reserving proroguing delaying allowing restraining oneself going easy restraining yourself declining to chopping dumping squashing torpedoing superseding deracinating terminating subverting throwing out tabooing saying no to outlawing precluding zinging throwing reclaiming repossessing getting rid of keeping back holding up giving the thumbs down to putting down shutting out putting off holding off knocking out giving something the chop knocking something on the head finishing off doing in eating crow eating humble pie

Verb

Present participle for to refuse to provide (as per usual)
stopping withholding suspending constraining curbing detaining holding back retaining waiving arresting ceasing cutting off inhibiting keeping back restraining suppressing bridling checking discontinuing holding off on keeping keeping hold of laying off refusing repressing stifling putting on back burner putting on hold putting on ice putting on the shelf refusing to pay swallowing containing controlling smothering strangling sinking submerging holding off choking back holding down holding in keeping in check fighting back restricting reining in bottling up subduing keeping the lid on concealing keeping under control muffling gagging hiding limiting hindering regulating biting back governing pocketing holding keeping a lid on keeping a tight rein on silencing moderating buttoning up corking up curtailing cooling mastering stemming blocking taming confining preventing impeding quenching quelling quashing corking keeping secret measuring retarding halting slowing killing gulping back pulling in damming staying choking hampering toning down deadening muzzling overpowering covering up reining squelching diminishing decreasing ruling staunching reining back simmering down stanching interfering with composing lessening reserving squashing reducing extinguishing overcoming collecting damping down enclosing shutting in boxing up veiling harboring dampening resisting circumscribing holding in check putting the brakes on delimiting keeping within bounds hushing up putting a lid on keeping down hemming in harbouring sitting on keeping under wraps stalling clogging cornering crushing barricading obstructing garrotting nipping in the bud jamming blockading barring clogging up jamming up stuffing closing blocking up stopping up bunging up suffocating occluding calming congesting bottling plugging up capping shushing quelching stamping out putting an end to putting an stop to disguising masking cloaking screening dissembling straitening slowing down keeping in line setting limits on imposing limits on deterring frustrating tempering burying keeping in biting one's lip encircling putting away bounding trammelling secreting trammeling shielding boxing in keeping under your hat keeping lid on drawing a veil over cooling down mellowing pinning down keeping dark surrounding keeping quiet about fixing guarding gulping fighting conquering keeping control of shutting down drowning keeping on a string keeping a rein on opposing withstanding braking clotting gumming up re-collecting settling internalising keeping inside internalizing blacking out monitoring adjusting gaining control over hog-tying putting half nelson on gaining mastery over bringing to a standstill keeping feeling inside oneself bringing to naught trapping cramping collaring entrapping cooping up lulling inspecting recovering quieting rallying soothing stilling tranquilizing soft-pedalling soft-pedaling cushioning mitigating licking cooling off cutting back entrammelling pegging fettering putting a limit on disciplining freezing tying up bringing to screeching halt stemming the flow of keeping tight rein on entrammeling relieving easing interning modulating softening damping quietening down snuffing out cracking down on getting under control putting down slapping down clamping down on destroying camouflaging postponing muting adjourning deferring delaying shelving rescheduling parking tucking away putting out of the way not giving away blotting out papering over protecting sheltering not telling belying hiding from view adumbrating salting away keeping unknown keeping mum about ditching keeping cover proroguing snuffing mothballing oppressing heaping showering shrouding forbearing refraining putting out continuing refusing to give holding on to keeping yourself holding out abstaining deducting failing to disclose clamming up stopping yourself keeping under one's hat holding out on dummying up stopping oneself keeping to oneself spiking handicapping bitting leashing harnessing remitting hanging delimitating chaining putting a ceiling on narrowing prelimiting clipping someone's wings tethering contracting defining inclosing constricting hanging up specifying shortening modifying keeping within limits demarking coming down on demarcating binding shrinking cutting down on sending up qualifying rationing debarring compassing ringing penning up hurdling fencing in railing in closing in kettling girding hedging in penning in mewing up corralling encompassing gaoling impounding directing guiding hogtying hogtieing imprisoning jailing respiting putting a brake on glossing over censoring sweeping under the rug keeping quiet sweeping something under the rug sweeping under the carpet keeping in the dark sweeping something under the carpet having on a tight leash cracking down bringing under control pulling back tying down locking up holding over taking offline putting back putting off putting aside putting on the back burner tabling plugging sealing caulking filling up stymieing closing up filling closing out blocking out closing off shutting off packing intercepting choking up blocking off bunging thwarting stonewalling shutting out stoppering choking off

Verb

Present participle for to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires

Verb

Present participle for to prohibit the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
barring banning prohibiting forbidding interdicting blocking disallowing enjoining precluding inhibiting outlawing proscribing restricting blackballing debarring eliminating excepting excluding stopping suspending checking estopping ostracising ostracizing preventing refusing rejecting thwarting circumventing exiling limiting overriding ruling out closing out freezing out shutting out counting out shutting off shutting out of vetoing restraining tabooing depriving forbidding to placing an injunction on placing injunction on disqualifying disentitling blacking disfellowshiping disfellowshipping keeping out expelling locking out declaring ineligible saying no to refusing entrance to refusing admission to leaving out in the cold standing in the way of giving the cold shoulder to hindering making illegal criminalizing nixing censoring obstructing embargoing forfending impeding forestalling halting stymieing canceling withholding spiking opposing cancelling obviating freezing declaring taboo criminalising declaring illegal saying no shutting down holding up locking up putting a stop to putting an end to giving the red light to giving the thumbs down to putting the chill on putting the kibosh on repudiating removing blacklisting boycotting bating banishing dismissing snubbing ejecting throwing out evicting invalidating leaving out ousting omitting shunning spurning disregarding avoiding ignoring cold-shouldering getting rid of passing over disenabling voting against killing discounting disabling forcing out setting aside warding off sending to Coventry putting an embargo on giving the cold shoulder placing an embargo on closing one's doors to steering clear of rusticating denying admittance to rendering locking someone out unchurching exempting inveighing denouncing blanking declaring incapable considering undesirable coldshouldering anathematizing refusing to employ putting on hit list drumming out downing cashiering negativing unfitting takfiring cursing discarding handing someone the frozen mitt leaving in the cold shooting down leaving out of account marking off weeding out incapacitating excommunicating casting out recanting abolishing averting revoking impairing paralyzing weakening eighty-sixing paralysing disfranchising deterring not considering staving off putting paid to forgetting about cutting off not making the cut overruling overturning reversing rebuffing disowning quashing countermanding striking squashing disavowing disclaiming abjuring withholding patronage abstaining from zinging disacknowledging throwing brushing off imposing sanctions washing one's hands of having nothing to do with refusing to take part in holding aloof from refraining from passing by icing out turning your back on staying away from passing up giving a wide berth to declaring null and void turning down keeping back putting down passing on bouncing disbarring occluding discluding denying access to sidelining not counting cutting out refusing to admit missing out refusing admittance preventing from entering putting out driving out shutting the door on

Adjective

Denotes a state of denial, disagreement, or refusal
negative rejecting refusing contradictory dissenting dissentient contrary opposing opposed anti- gainsaying dissentious in the negative dissident nonconformist heterodox differing heretical contradicting disagreeing discordant unorthodox heretic complaining rebellious rebelling maverick out-there unconventional iconoclastic nonorthodox objecting revolutionary protesting non-compliant recusant schismatic sectarian renegade radical individualistic rebel eccentric original separatist irregular sceptical revisionist nonconforming offbeat impious conflicting oddball weird alternative controversial unceremonious informal skeptical beatnik way-out opposition uncanonical subversive questioning irreverent innovative critical unsound doubtful mutinous malcontent groundbreaking denunciatory splinter freethinking idolatrous apostate agnostic free thinking seceding atheistical unbelieving non-believing pagan heathen non-theistic breakaway bohemian paynim recreant nullifidian freak clashing dissonant divisive polemical factional hippie dissentive sacrilegious deviating miscreant profane atheistic infidel misbelieving unusual unwonted abnormal off-centre avant-garde uncommon novel new idiosyncratic exotic Bohemian fresh divergent off-the-wall anomalous bizarre aberrant extreme outlandish perverse zany cranky improper unsuitable inappropriate illegal heteroclite uncustomary out there far-out flakey kinky crazy anarchic different untraditional flaky out of the ordinary way out off the wall off the beaten path

Adjective

Willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
unselfish charitable generous liberal altruistic disinterested humanitarian kind magnanimous noble selfless self-sacrificing unsparing humane philanthropic public-spirited self-denying unstinting benevolent bighearted bounteous bountiful caring compassionate considerate devoted free freehanded freehearted fulsome munificent open openhanded open-handed self-forgetting ungrudging chivalrous decent extroverted giving helpful incorruptible indulgent loving self-effacing thoughtful self-forgetful gallant beneficent kindly big-hearted lavish sympathetic obliging kind-hearted kindhearted gracious friendly good hospitable free-handed accommodating understanding tolerant good-natured prodigal neighbourly tender benignant big warm-hearted greathearted eleemosynary amiable neighborly great-hearted pleasant princely warm philanthropical gentle polite genial agreeable affable supportive merciful benign cordial good-hearted large-hearted tender-hearted handsome well-disposed goodhearted warmhearted soft-hearted cooperative solicitous lenient civil do-good willing high-minded complaisant nice lofty honourable tenderhearted honest honorable just mild affectionate fair soft amicable attentive loose soft-touch courteous easy upright all heart tactful profuse patient sensitive plenteous moderate good-humored good-humoured softhearted reasonable abundant feeling comforting sociable congenial ready easygoing clement cheerful mindful forbearing righteous extravagant forgiving well disposed generous to a fault sweet excellent unstinted openhearted willingly given respectful open-hearted eager to please concerned diplomatic worthy eager to help regardful empathetic companionable human lordly elevated great virtuous ethical respectable empathic commiserative motherly fatherly maternal high approachable moral principled upstanding pitying mellow ample almsgiving responsive knightly amenable good-tempered plentiful bleeding-heart well meaning accommodative full equitable heedful thriftless profligate wasteful compliant moralistic acceptable social immoderate unrestrained socially concerned unstinging wild civilized natural heroic consoling brotherly sympathizing condoling commiserating bleeding heart lovable civilised fatherlike likeable sympathising delightful engaging even-tempered open-minded sweet-tempered stand-up likable well-mannered hearty community-minded rich substantial immaculate convivial harmonious unreasonable social-minded holy pharisaical goody-goody angelical esteemed creditable respected approving inoffensive spotless unerring unprejudiced patriotic contributing donating prosocial unkind unrelenting cruel excessive inexorable procrustean useful beneficient valuable good scout Robin Hood idealistic favourable observant circumspect discreet eager pietistical pristine unflawed unmarred chaste graceful pietistic accessible very kind nonmalignant well-meaning conscientious valiant goodish broad-minded sentimental thoughty public- spirited favorable nonthreatening helpful to others personable like a sport well-bred easy to get along with easy to get on with acquiescent breezy happy lovely virginal untouched unblamable redeemable redeeming prayerful large non-malignant angelic soft touch propitious unoffensive dutiful well intentioned deferential wholesome benefic calm heart in right place pleasing reputable softie marshmallow sublime uncorrupted cultivated redoubtable illustrious encouraging unpresumptuous charming prepossessing winsome unassuming doting piteous ruthful outstanding brave courtly refined adaptable pliable easy-going overgenerous sparing having heart in right place mushy as nice as pie appealing taking mild-mannered captivating simpatico sweet-natured barley-sugar winning enchanting harmless perceptive extraordinary remarkable meritorious willing to please favourably disposed overabundant intemperate improvident noble-minded anti-corruption Santa Claus loving and giving old softie well-intentioned receptive handy accepting long-suffering casual exuberant free-and-easy trustworthy incorrupt dependable careful intuitive aware comradely has heart in right place over the top user friendly on tap on deck conscious discerning cognizant mannerly peaceable soft-centred right straight true sensitized reactive impressionable welcoming willing to help paternalistic maternalistic sisterly paternal perceiving impressible turned on to finely tuned touchy feely supersensitive sensitised tuned in insightful knowing emotionable clean-living well mannered all right on the up and up well-brought-up squeaky clean right-minded

Adjective

Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
oppositional repelling adversarial adverse allergic antagonistic anti antipathetic antithetical antonymous averse battling clashing combating conflicting confronting contrary controverting counter crossing defending defensive disagreeing disputed disputing dissentient enemy exposing facing gainsaying hostile incompatible inimical irreconcilable objecting obstructive opposed opposite protesting restrictive rival warring against the grain at cross-purposes at odds in opposition up against contradictory opposing contrasting different divergent differing dissimilar oppugnant polar poles apart at variance disparate inconsistent incongruous discrepant unalike discordant separate dissonant contrasted unlike contrastive diverse distant unequal variant paradoxical diametric antithetic antipodal antipodean diametrical converse reverse distinct independent inconsonant mismatched distinctive diverging deviating nonidentical disharmonious varying unrelated anomalous unsimilar inharmonious diametrically opposed non-identical ill-matched incomparable incongruent distinguishable incommensurate heterogeneous uncoordinated discrete other cross obverse bipolar unconnected competing inverse reversed contrapositive violative not alike nothing like like chalk and cheese streets apart flip-side repugnant ambiguous ornery against nullifying counteractive con contradictive negating agin self-contradictory out of step untypical atypical irregular unnatural off-key factious factional various out of line not in keeping out of sync no go out of harmony in disagreement out of tune on the outs at outs out of keeping at loggerheads unfriendly irresoluble reluctant hateful mutually exclusive

Antonym of denying

denying Idiom, Proverb

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