in denial


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in denial

Unable or unwilling to believe or acknowledge something as true. The house is in terrible condition, and if Carolyn says it isn't, she's in denial. Are you in denial or something? This is a serious issue!
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in denial

in a state of refusing to believe something that is true. Mary was in denial about her illness and refused treatment. Tom doesn't think he's an alcoholic because he's still in denial.
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In addition, innovative mortgage loan programs by many lenders and greater use of affordable home loan programs sponsored by secondary market institutions may also have contributed to the decline in denial rates.
The analysis revealed that the additional information about each applicant substantially reduced the disparity in denial rates but did not eliminate the gap.
Economic factors do explain some of the disparity in denial rates, but race also plays a role.
In conclusion, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's study of mortgage lending patterns in the Boston metropolitan statistical area shows that the large disparities in denial rates revealed by the HMDA date are partially attributable have the fact that black and Hispanic applicants have greater debt burdens, higher loan-too-value ratios, weaker credit histories, and other economic characteristics that lenders view with disfavor.
To the man who replies "Am I heck as like?" when asked if he might be a little racist, being in denial can only mean a cruise down a river whose banks are lined with "f*** lazy thick n***s".
This change in the percentage of recovered days is undoubtedly related to our success in denials prevention.