de·ni·al /diˈnīəl/ noun.
- The action of declaring something to be untrue.
- The refusal of something requested or desired.
Denial is the most ultimate state between two comprehensive elements. Call them persons, humans, groups or individuals. Call them what you want. It’s where communication breaks down, and all messages find an opposition to be effective and produce a consecuent situation. There’s nothing else beyond denial.