denialism

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From denial +‎ -ism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈnaɪ(j)əlɪzəm/

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denialism (usually uncountable, plural denialisms)

  1. describes the position of those who reject propositions that are strongly supported by scientific or historical evidence and seek to influence policy processes and outcomes accordingly
    • 2008, Paul Kelly, The Australian, February 16
      At this point Rudd confronts a new denialism. Just as John Howard was wrong to deny the confessional value of the apology, many Laborites are wrong to deny the abject failures of past generation policies.

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