IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

II. MODES OF COMMUNICATION

Negation.

[Antonyms: affirmation.]

[Nouns] negation, abnegation; denial; disavowal, disclaimer; abjuration; contradiction, contravention; recusation, protest; recusancy (dissent) [more]; flat contradiction, emphatic contradiction, emphatic denial, dementi.

qualification [more]; repudiation [more]; retraction [more]; confutation [more]; refusal [more]; prohibition [more].

[Verbs] deny; contradict, contravene; controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head.

disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow; recant [more]; revoke (abrogate) [more].

dispute; impugn, traverse, rebut, join issue upon; bring in question, call in question (doubt) [more]; give (one) the lie in his throat.

deny flatly, deny peremptorily, deny emphatically, deny absolutely, deny wholly, deny entirely; give the lie to, belie.

repudiate [more]; set aside, ignore [more]; rebut (confute) [more]; qualify [more]; refuse [more].

[Adjectives] denying; denied; contradictory; negative, negatory; recusant (dissenting) [more]; at issue upon.

[Adverbs] no, nay, not, nowise; not a bit, not a whit, not a jot; not at all, not in the least, not so; no such thing; nothing of the kind, nothing of the sort; quite the contrary, tout au contraire, far from it; tant s'en faut; on no account, in no respect; by no, by no manner of means; negatively.

[Phrases] there never was a greater mistake; I know better; non haec in faedera.

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