Main definitions of denier in English

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denier1

noun

  • A person who denies something, especially someone who refuses to admit the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence.

    ‘a prominent denier of global warming’
    ‘a climate change denier’
    • ‘Holocaust deniers intentionally blur the distinction between the First Amendment right to speak freely, without government restraint, and the right to publicity, an audience, and scholarly consideration.’
    • ‘Lipstadt's book gave an account of the phenomenon of Holocaust denial and described him as a holocaust denier consistent with the themes developed in her book.’
    • ‘Before you ask, I make distinctions among appearing on a scheduled radio program on which evolution deniers may also appear, engaging in a formal debate with evolution deniers, and actively collaborating with them.’
    • ‘But if you read on, you find that this only means that some of the long-standing evidence deniers merely keep on denying the evidence.’
    • ‘When I read Prof. Young's piece, I was immediately taken with the social and intellectual parallels between Holocaust deniers and evolution deniers.’
    • ‘Would they have believed that we have become the rulers rather than the ruled, the conquerors rather than the vanquished, the deniers of independence to others rather than the denied?’
    • ‘One reason may be that doctors get ground down by pill-focused patients who want quick fixes, and patients who can be superlative deniers about their personal health risks.’
    • ‘That's the conundrum of the modern skeptics movement: Intelligent Design theorists and deniers of global warming may very well be phonies and scoundrels, but no one is going to debunk them in the classic sense.’
    • ‘There is no difference between them and all kinds of deniers.’
    • ‘But there were two important exceptions to the long list of deniers.’
    • ‘In any case, to encourage debate about the theories of holocaust deniers is a wholly neutral and unremarkable activity.’
    • ‘Since they are deniers, mentioning the divine name is mere words to them.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Egoyan, in attempting to counter the deniers by chronicling this history, is largely defeated by his fashionable hostility to ‘grand narratives’ and to the objective treatment of historical events.’
    • ‘For more than a decade now, the climate change deniers have been in retreat, humbled by the thumping weight of scientific evidence against them.’

Pronunciation

denier

/dɪˈnʌɪə/

Main definitions of denier in English

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denier2

noun

  • 1A unit of weight by which the fineness of silk, rayon, or nylon yarn is measured, equal to the weight in grams of 9,000 metres of the yarn and often used to describe the thickness of hosiery.

    ‘15-denier stockings’
    • ‘For nylon bags, consider its denier, or thickness.’
    • ‘The company's best-selling business bag is the Metro Messenger Bag, made of 450 denier ripstop polyester with silver reflective trim across a zippered front pocket.’
    • ‘It is made of 210 - denier nylon with PVC coating.’
    • ‘The high quality and durability of these items is attributed to the use of 1,000 - denier NyTaneon nylon and the highest quality hardware and construction.’
    • ‘The material itself is 1000 denier Nytaneon nylon, double and triple stitched.’
    • ‘You must choose your tights with care - they need to be opaque (as opposed to sheer) and of a high enough denier (thickness of the fabric) for the hairs not to show through.’
    • ‘The fabric is needle-punched together with thousands of high-strength denier yarns.’
    • ‘Any woman will understand the pure sensual pleasure of silk stockings, or even just really fine denier nylon, if she has ever tried them.’
    • ‘Both the warp yarns have deniers in the range of 50-4000 and the fill yarns have deniers in the range of 150-4000.’
    • ‘The top is a two-button Henley short sleeve baseball and softball shirt, made of a 70 denier, 100% polyester textured mesh fabric.’
    • ‘They're made of 600 - denier nylon with an adjustable, removable shoulder strap that has welded steel hardware.’
    • ‘The higher the denier number, the larger the yarn and, therefore, the heavier and sturdier the fabric.’
    • ‘With sinking hearts, we made a beeline for Buchanan Street and spent two hours buying a chunky-knit cardigan, three pairs of 60 - denier woolly tights and a luminous-yellow stripy vest (half-price).’
    • ‘The shell itself is a three-layer non-porous, breathable membrane and the outer fabric is feathery 30 - denier ripstop nylon.’
    • ‘In pilot trials, measurements of around 2.0 deniers per filament were obtained.’
    • ‘All edges are bound and double-stitched and the material is the finest 1,000 - denier Nytaneon nylon.’
    • ‘All are constructed of 300 - denier nylon and include lots of value-added features.’
    • ‘Construction is a combination of full grain leather and 1,000 denier nylon that's standard in military footwear too.’
    • ‘We actually sell a 40 denier nylon tricot fabric that we sell the Las Vegas high wire acts for use as a visual fabric.’
    • ‘They are made of a 100 denier micromesh body, poly porthole mesh yoke and side panels.’
  • 2A former French coin, equal to one twelfth of a sou, which was withdrawn in the 19th century.

    • ‘The Parlement allowed the municipal receiver to collect six deniers for each livre, a particularly high fee, so that he would consent to these practices.’
    • ‘There were 20 sols in a livre and 12 deniers in a sol.’
    • ‘That April, Descartes came in from Holland to argue against the existence of vacuums and ended up owing 15 deniers when Blaise set a shot of Sambuca on fire and made the glass stick to the palm of his hand.’
    • ‘So maybe the French tennis playing public were playing for one ‘gros denier tournois ‘per point up to the maximum stake of sixty deniers for a game.’’
    • ‘And it so happens that at about the same time there was a coin in circulation called a ‘gros denier tournois ‘which was worth 15 deniers.’’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin denarius (see denarius). denier (sense 1) dates from the mid 19th century.

Pronunciation

denier

/ˈdɛnɪə/