The denial of any responsibility or support for something; repudiation: his disavowal of his previous writings [count noun]: they know this, despite their disavowals
More example sentences
- 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.