Definition Of disavow

verb

deny any responsibility or support for.

he appears to be in denial of his own past, which he continually disavows

Example Of disavow

  • As an artist, he has knowingly signed forged drawings and disavows responsibility for his sometimes salacious subject matter.

  • But it isn't just the hard right that's disavowing Wilson.

  • Here we have today Scott McClellan, the president's press secretary, specifically demanding further disavowals of the story from Newsweek.

  • I detect a David Lynchian coyness here - Lynch is famous for disavowing any complex or psychologized readings of his work.

  • I heard many comments about people being of equal value and of not liking anyone who ‘thinks they are better than I am,’ but I also heard frequent disavowals about economic equality.


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