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[dih-nahy-uh-bil-uh-tee] /dɪˌnaɪ əˈbɪl ə ti/
the ability to deny something, as knowledge of or connection with an illegal activity.
1970-75; deniable + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for deniability
  • Its all designed to provide the operations with cover and plausible deniability.
  • Coaches look the other way and deniability protects the program, which annually raises millions.
  • Of course, plausible deniability leads to them accusing us of being thin-skinned or unable to take a joke.
  • The whistle-pig has an option, call it deniability, for his whereabouts.
  • The problem is suggested by the piece: the exhibitionists are careful to maintain plausible deniability.
  • deniability was a defense she mastered long before the word was coined.
  • They provide plausible deniability to those that do not wish to be convinced.
  • The official silence affords everyone plausible deniability.
  • Lots of nasty, vicious little parish pump spats and plausible deniability.
  • As any good criminal should, they have a middleman to provide plausible deniability.

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