Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 536. Negation.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section II. Modes of Communication
536. Negation.
NOUN:NEGATION, abnegation; denial; disavowal, disclaimer; abjuration; contradiction, contravention; recusation, protest; recusancy (dissent) [See Dissent]; flat -, emphatic- -contradiction, - denial; démenti [F.].
  QUALIFICATION [See Qualification]; repudiation [See Rejection]; recantation, revocation; retractation [See Tergiversation]; rebuttal; confutation [See Confutation]; refusal [See Refusal]; prohibition [See Prohibition].
VERB:DENY; contradict, contravene; controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head.
  deny -flatly, - peremptorily, - emphatically, - absolutely, - wholly, - entirely; give the lie to, belie.
  DISCLAIM, disown, disaffirm, disavow, abjure, forswear, abnegate, renounce; recant [See Tergiversation]; revoke (abrogate) [See Abrogation].
  DISPUTE, impugn, traverse, rebut, join issue upon; bring or call in question (doubt) [See Unbelief. Doubt]; give (one) the lie in his throat.
  REPUDIATE [See Rejection]; set aside, ignore [See Neglect]; rebut (confute) [See Confutation]; qualify [See Qualification]; refuse [See Refusal].
ADJECTIVE:DENYING &c. v.; denied &c. v.; revocatory, abjuratory, abnegative [rare], contradictory; negative, negatory; recusant (dissenting) [See Dissent]; at issue upon.
ADVERB:NO, nay, not, nowise, noways; not a -bit, - whit, - jot; not at all, not in the least, not so; no such thing; nothing of the -kind, - sort; quite the contrary, tout au contraire [F.], far from it; tant s’en faut [F.]; on no account, in no respect; by no means, by no manner of means; negatively.
  1. There never was a greater mistake.
  2. I know better.
  3. Non hæc in fædera.



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