- Denier is defined as someone who refuses to admit something.
An example of a denier is a criminal who claims to be innocent.
- The definition of a denier is a unit of measurement of the fineness of a thread or fiber.
An example of a denier is a microfiber that measures one denier or less.
- a small, obsolete French coin of little value
- a unit of weight for measuring the fineness of threads of silk, rayon, nylon, etc., equal to .05 gram per 450 meters
Origin: Middle English dener ; from Old French denier ; from Classical Latin denarius, denarius
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- also A unit of fineness for rayon, nylon, and silk fibers, based on a standard mass per length of 1 gram per 9,000 meters of yarn.
- also a. A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution.b. Archaic A small, trifling sum.
Origin: Middle English denere, a coin, from Old French dener, from Latin dēnārius; see denarius.