Main definitions of denier in US English:

: denier1denier2

denier1

noun

  • A person who denies something.

    ‘a prominent denier of global warming’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Since they are deniers, mentioning the divine name is mere words to them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In any case, to encourage debate about the theories of holocaust deniers is a wholly neutral and unremarkable activity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But there were two important exceptions to the long list of deniers.’
    • ‘For more than a decade now, the climate change deniers have been in retreat, humbled by the thumping weight of scientific evidence against them.’
    • ‘There is no difference between them and all kinds of deniers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When I read Prof. Young's piece, I was immediately taken with the social and intellectual parallels between Holocaust deniers and evolution deniers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

denier

/dəˈnīər//dəˈnaɪər/

Main definitions of denier in US English:

: denier1denier2

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 meters of the yarn and often used to describe the thickness of hosiery.

    ‘840 denier nylon’
    • ‘In pilot trials, measurements of around 2.0 deniers per filament were obtained.’
    • ‘The top is a two-button Henley short sleeve baseball and softball shirt, made of a 70 denier, 100% polyester textured mesh fabric.’
    • ‘For nylon bags, consider its denier, or thickness.’
    • ‘The material itself is 1000 denier Nytaneon nylon, double and triple stitched.’
    • ‘They are made of a 100 denier micromesh body, poly porthole mesh yoke and side panels.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Any woman will understand the pure sensual pleasure of silk stockings, or even just really fine denier nylon, if she has ever tried them.’
    • ‘All are constructed of 300 - denier nylon and include lots of value-added features.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fabric is needle-punched together with thousands of high-strength denier yarns.’
    • ‘The higher the denier number, the larger the yarn and, therefore, the heavier and sturdier the fabric.’
    • ‘They're made of 600 - denier nylon with an adjustable, removable shoulder strap that has welded steel hardware.’
    • ‘The shell itself is a three-layer non-porous, breathable membrane and the outer fabric is feathery 30 - denier ripstop nylon.’
    • ‘It is made of 210 - denier nylon with PVC coating.’
    • ‘All edges are bound and double-stitched and the material is the finest 1,000 - denier Nytaneon nylon.’
    • ‘Both the warp yarns have deniers in the range of 50-4000 and the fill yarns have deniers in the range of 150-4000.’
    • ‘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 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.’
  • 2A French coin, equal to one twelfth of a sou, which was withdrawn from use in the 19th century.

    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘There were 20 sols in a livre and 12 deniers in a sol.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

denier

/ˈdenyər//ˈdɛnjər/