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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Deny

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb De*ny"
  1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm allow, or admit.
  2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.(Obs)"If you denyto dance." [Shak.]
  3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request."Who finds not Providence all good and wise, Alike in what it gives, and what denies?" [Pope.]"To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it." [J. Edwards.]
  4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow."The falsehood of denying his opinion." [Bancroft.]"Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved." [Keble.]"Let him deny himself, and take up his cross." [Matt. xvi. 24.]

Note: ☞ We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself.

Etymology: OE. denien denaien, OF. denier deneer, F. dénier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation

verb De*ny"
To answer in ��� negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Declare untrue; contradict
  2. Refuse to accept or believe
  3. Refuse to recognize or acknowledge
  4. Deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
  5. Refuse to let have
  6. Deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
  7. Refuse to grant, as of a petition or request

Borrowed from Old French denoier (“to deny, to repudiate”) (French dénier), from Latin denegare (“to deny, to refuse”), from de- (“away”) and negare (“to refuse”), the latter ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ne (“no, not”).

Notable Persons Named Deny

Notable Persons Named Deny

Deny King

Deny King was a naturalist, ornithologist, artist, miner, natural history, and ornithology. Deny was given the name Charles Denison King on September 12th, 1909. He breathed his last breath on May 12th, 1991.

Deny Marcel

Deny Marcel is a soccer player for the Persiram Raja Ampat, Persiba Balikpapan, Arema Cronus F.C., Persim Maros, Persela Lamongan, Persebaya Surabaya, PSM Makassar, and Indonesia national under-23 football team. Deny was born on February 24th, 1983 in Balikpapan.

Deny Giler

Deny Giler is an athlete for the Club Deportivo River Ecuador.

Deny Kurniawan

Deny Kurniawan is an athlete for the Arema FC U-21.

Deny Mideros

Deny Mideros is an athlete for the Mushuc Runa Sporting Club.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Deny

Notable Persons With the Last Name Deny

Jacques Deny

Jacques Deny was a in the field of mathematics. Jacques was born on October 22nd, 1916 in Algiers. He left this life on January 1st, 2016.


Fun Facts about the name Deny

  • How Popular is the name Deny? Deny is the 32,703rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Deny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140 babies born with the first name Deny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deny to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Deny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deny is Saturday, March 15th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Deny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deny was in 2008 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Deny: The name spelled backwards is Yned. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yned. How do you pronounce that?
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