Rebuff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbʌf|  American pronunciation of the word rebuff
Brit.  |rɪˈbʌf|  British pronunciation of the word rebuff

noun

- a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval) (syn: slight)
- an instance of driving away or warding off (syn: repulse, snub)

verb

- reject outright and bluntly (syn: repel, snub)
- force or drive back(syn: repel, repulse)

Examples

Our suggestion was immediately rebuffed.

The company rebuffed the bid.

She rebuffed him when he asked her for a date.

He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.

He rebuffed all her suggestions.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rebuff
he/she/it: rebuffs
present participle: rebuffing
past tense: rebuffed
past participle: rebuffed
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