'''Basic Trope''': A character denies an accusation that hasn't been made yet, implying that they ''are'' indeed guilty of whatever they deny doing.
* '''Straight''': When Alice finds Bob on her computer and asks, "What are you doing?" Bob says, "I'm not changing your desktop!"
* '''Exaggerated''': "I'm not hacking the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_ratings Nielsen ratings]] to make curling appear more popular than hockey! I'm just ... uh, updating my resume."
* '''Downplayed''': "I'm not browsing the Internet -- I'm just keeping it from going to sleep!"
* '''Justified''': Bob is a BadLiar.
* '''Inverted''':
** "Calm down! I'm just, uh, doing some stuff. Yeah."
** HesitationEqualsDishonesty
* '''Subverted''':
** "I'm not ... uh, what did you say I was doing?"
** Alice [[SarcasticConfession is telling the truth and only pretending to be dishonest]].
** Alice is being completely earnest, despite [[ThatCameOutWrong how suspicious it sounds]].
** Alice is technically telling the truth about changing Bob's desktop. She was changing the screensaver.
* '''Double Subverted''': "...well, whatever it is you think I'm doing, I'm not doing it!"
* '''Parodied''': I am most definitely not casting the spell "Hocus Pocus, Nitwit, Blubber, Oddment, Tweak", which is not the Randomosity Spell, which is not the only spell that can occasionally save the world from the Evil Mundanity, which is not trying to TakeOverTheWorld. Also, I am most definitely not trying to take over the world in the Evil Mundanity's place, I have not been considering turning you into a mongoose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and I do not think that dress makes you look fat.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob makes a suspiciously specific denial, Alice suspects Bob but Bob says he was just giving a SarcasticConfession. Alice moves on and later finds out that Bob was lying to her, but upon interrogating Bob learns that it was just a coverup for James, who then claims that he was definitely not just messing with Bob.
* '''Averted''': "Just a sec -- I'm not done pranking you yet."
* '''Enforced''': The thing being denied is the central element of an IgnoreTheDisability gag.
* '''Lampshaded''': Alice replies, "You realize I never said anything about my desktop, right?"
* '''Invoked''': Bob doesn't want to admit to constructing a computer virus, so he states that he is ''not'' changing her desktop around...[[KansasCityShuffle which is actually true, but makes Alice think that's actually what he's trying to hide from her]].
* '''Exploited''': CouldSayItBut.
* '''Defied''': When Carol hears Alice come in, she interrupts Bob before he can blurt out anything incriminating.
* '''Discussed''': "The secret to hiding something is not to deny its truth, but to [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretend to know nothing one way or the other.]]"
* '''Conversed''': "This character's such an idiot. If he were more vague with his denials, he wouldn't end up in the doghouse every single episode!"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob really wasn't doing what Alice thought he was doing.
** Alternatively, Bob gets in trouble due to his actions.
I'm not putting a link to SuspiciouslySpecificDenial on this page -- it's a {{rick roll}}, honest!
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???