flat denial

complete negation, absolute refutation, unconditional repudiation

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • flat - flatly — Flat is usually used as a noun or an adjective, but it is sometimes used as an adverb. ◊ flat used as a noun In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building. ...a ground floor flat. See entry… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat — flat1 [flat] adj. flatter, flattest [ME < ON flatr, akin to OHG flaz < IE * plāt, plēt , wide, flat (> Gr platys, broad, OE flet, floor) < base * plā , broad] 1. having a smooth, level surface; having little or no depression or… …   English World dictionary

  • flat — Ⅰ. flat [1] ► ADJECTIVE (flatter, flattest) 1) having a level and even surface. 2) not sloping. 3) with a level surface and little height or depth: a flat cap. 4) (of shoes) without high heels. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • flat — [[t]flæ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ flats, flatter, flattest 1) N COUNT: also N num A flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor and part of a larger building. A flat usually includes a kitchen and bathroom. [mainly BRIT] Sara lives with her… …   English dictionary

  • flat — flat1 flatly, adv. flatness, n. /flat/, adj., flatter, flattest, n., v., flatted, flatting, adv. adj. 1. horizontally level: a flat roof. 2. level, even, or without unevenness of surface, as land or tabletop …   Universalium

  • flat — I. /flæt / (say flat) adjective (flatter, flattest) 1. level, even, or without inequalities of surface, as land, etc. 2. horizontally level: a flat roof. 3. comparatively lacking in projection or depression of surface: a broad flat face. 4. (of a …   Australian English dictionary

  • flat — 1. adj., adv., n., & v. adj. (flatter, flattest) 1 a horizontally level (a flat roof). b even; smooth; unbroken; without projection or indentation (a flat stomach). c with a level surface and little depth; shallow (a flat cap; a flat heel). 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat — I [[t]flæt[/t]] adj. flat•ter, flat•test, 1) horizontally level 2) level, even, or without unevenness of surface, as land or tabletops 3) having a surface that is without marked projections or depressions 4) lying horizontally and at full length… …   From formal English to slang

  • flat — I. adjective (flatter; flattest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; akin to Old High German flaz flat, and probably to Greek platys broad more at place Date: 14th century 1. a. lying at full length or spread out upon the ground ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flat — flat1 adjective (flatter, flattest) 1》 having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations.     ↘not sloping.     ↘having a broad level surface but little height or depth: a flat box.     ↘(of shoes) without high heels. 2》 dull; lifeless …   English new terms dictionary

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