Last modified on May 25, 2024, at 19:43


Denial is a defense mechanism used by someone that is usually applied in situations that might prove the person wrong. It is mainly the assertion that a clarification is false, even though the claim is true.

Denial is usually unjustified—especially in situations that would cause the person's ego to deflate.

It is the opposite of admitting a flaw and is mainly a cowardice tactic.

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