Similar to denial but when using the word denail there generally is a motive, reason and understandable explanation for a person to deny a realism. Donnial is a person being in denial for no logical reason and without any motive. Denial is something harder to resist than donnial, with lure and we all have done at one time where donnial is easily avoidable, without temptation and completely irrational.
Don is not using his bucket and could help use bailout the leaking lifeboat but he is in donnial there is even a problem. It makes no sense he or no one person in this boat is responsible for it taking on water.
Mr. Savage is in a state of donnial gravity exist.