Definition of deniable in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈnīəb(ə)l/


Able to be denied: the government did agree to play a limited and deniable role in the rebellion
More example sentences
  • Whether the diseased organ was infectious or not is still subject to controversy: but that the surgery relieved untold suffering is only deniable by the terminally reality-challenged.
  • They appear to be good faith efforts to deal with these problems, but from the result it's hardly deniable that the system failed disastrously.
  • It becomes possible to launch a plausibly deniable stealth attack.



Pronunciation: /-ˌnīəˈbilitē/
Example sentences
  • So, even if the chain of command was deliberately obscured, for plausible deniability, perhaps we can still follow the trail of the photos themselves, since they would go to the people who set up the system.
  • ‘For those who have complained the proof is not there, this leaves little room for deniability,’ said Wolfe, who assisted on research for Black's book.
  • It is a deliberate policy meant to give those in authority ‘plausible deniability.’


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • This can be done most effectively, and most deniably, by discreet activities, sufficiently tactful to avoid provoking response.
  • But not deniably they are much easier to be produced.
  • The one unblended note in the proceedings was struck by a Parisian toxicologist who tactlessly told the audience that ‘undeniably, the immoderate use of tobacco threatens the health.’

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Syllabification: de·ni·a·ble

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