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. The practice of rejecting propositions which are strongly supported by scientific or historical evidence, and often of seeking to influence policy processes and outcomes accordingly.
    • 2008 February 16, Paul Kelly, The Australian:
      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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