Definition of disavowal in English:


Syllabification: dis·a·vow·al
Pronunciation: /ˌdisəˈvou(ə)l


Denial of any responsibility or support for something; repudiation: his disavowal of his previous writings they know this, despite their disavowals
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  • Some people cope by denial or disavowal, making open communication less appropriate in the earlier stages.
  • Such disavowals always remind me of Henry Kissinger's line that when a state denies it intends to take a course of action, it is signalling to others that it has the capacity to take such action if it wishes.
  • I heard many comments about people being of equal value and of not liking anyone who ‘thinks they are better than I am,’ but I also heard frequent disavowals about economic equality.
denial, rejection, repudiation, renunciation, disclaimer

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