Definition of disavowal in English:

disavowal

noun

mass noun
  • The denial of any responsibility or support for something; repudiation.

    ‘his disavowal of his previous writings’
    count noun ‘they know this, despite their disavowals’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Here we have today Scott McClellan, the president's press secretary, specifically demanding further disavowals of the story from Newsweek.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some people cope by denial or disavowal, making open communication less appropriate in the earlier stages.’
    • ‘Michael, is this in your judgment, even though there have been disavowals, that there would be any interest on the part of the major parties in making this a religion government?’
    denial, disowning, disclaimer
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Pronunciation

disavowal

/ˌdɪsəˈvaʊəl/