denialism
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈnaɪ(j)əlɪzəm/
Noun

denialism (uncountable)

  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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