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démenti

Line breaks: dé|menti
Pronunciation: /deɪˈmɒ̃ti
 
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Definition of démenti in English:

noun

An official denial of a published statement.
Example sentences
  • The Foreign Office has been forced to inspire a démenti which sounds true even to the most sophisticated ears.
  • A démenti was issued from the presidential office but the press was not convinced.

Origin

French, from démentir 'contradict or accuse of lying'.

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