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[dih-nahy-er] /dɪˈnaɪ ər/
a person who denies.
Origin of denier1
1350-1400; Middle English; see deny, -er1


[duh-neer or especially for 1, den-yer; French duh-nyey] /dəˈnɪər or especially for 1, ˈdɛn yər; French dəˈnyeɪ/
a unit of weight indicating the fineness of fiber filaments and yarns, both silk and synthetic, and equal to a yarn weighing one gram per each 9000 meters: used especially in indicating the fineness of women's hosiery.
any of various coins issued in French-speaking regions, especially a coin of France, originally of silver but later of copper, introduced in the 8th century and continued until 1794.
1375-1425; late Middle English < Old French < Latin dēnārius denarius Unabridged
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Examples from the web for denier
  • Let's go over the difference between a denier and an actual skeptic.
  • It is time to stop all these brain-washing campaigns by the climate change denier lobby.
  • The point of my original post was not so much to persuade, but to illustrate how un-persuasive some denier arguments can be.
  • Ok, you crossed from denier-in-skeptic's clothing to full-on ignoramus with that statement.
  • The drone of the climatologist is cut off as the denier shoves him aside, taking the podium.
  • Putting a climate change denier in charge of an environmental commission is par for his course.
  • Still waiting for you or any other science denier to provide alternate global average temperatures, by the way.
British Dictionary definitions for denier


(ˈdɛnɪˌeɪ; ˈdɛnjə). a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
(dəˈnjeɪ; -ˈnɪə). any of several former European coins of various denominations
Word Origin
C15: from Old French: coin, from Latin dēnāriusdenarius


a person who denies
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Word Origin and History for denier

French coin, early 15c., from Old French dener, a small coin of slight value, roughly equivalent to the English penny, in use in France from the time of Charlemagne to early modern times, from Latin denarium, from denarius, name of a Roman coin (cf. Spanish dinero; see denarius).

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