How to sign deny in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Reject or not accept

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you, beginning in a thumbs up position. Then, rotate your wrist, ending in a thumbs down position.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for deny
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Reject claim

Sign Instructions:

With both hands in a "A" handshape, begin with the thumb of your dominant hand touching your chin with both thumbs pointing somewhat up. Then move your dominant hand away from your face and point both of your thumbs down.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for deny
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for deny
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Assert not doing

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both thumbs underneath your chin in an "A" handshape. Then bring both of your hands forward in unison.

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of deny

End of Sign

Final Frame of deny

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for deny
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for deny
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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