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Definition of "denier" []

  • One that denies: a denier of harsh realities. (noun)
  • A unit of fineness for rayon, nylon, and silk fibers, based on a standard mass per length of 1 gram per 9,000 meters of yarn. (noun)
  • A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution. (noun)
  • Archaic A small, trifling sum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denier" in a sentence
  • "On the day when the deputies of the communes entered an assembly, and seated themselves beside the first two orders, the new comer, by virtue of the situation and rank occupied, took the name of third order; and as our fathers used to speak of the third denier (_tiers denier_), and the third day (_tierce journee_), so they must have spoken of the (_tiers-etat_) third estate."
  • "Hence the term denier, which neatly encapsulates their flat refusal to face facts."
  • "Funnily enough the term denier is not a scientific one, it is one used in normal discourse to describe what could probably be whipped up into a phsychological diagnosis."