Rejection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdʒekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word rejection
Brit.  |rɪˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word rejection


- the act of rejecting something

his proposals were met with rejection

- the state of being rejected
- (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign

rejection of the transplanted liver

- the speech act of rejecting


...made a flat rejection of the charges against him...

...the judge's swift rejection of the lawyer's request for a recess...

What are the reasons for his rejection of the theory?

They sent me a rejection letter.

He was left with a feeling of rejection and loss.

his proposals were met with rejection

His dreams were shattered by their rejection.

He lives with the constant dread of rejection.

...those morose job seekers who have grown accustomed to rejection...

I was surprised by their outright rejection of the idea.

...civil rights advocates are hoping for a thoroughgoing rejection of the proposed bill...

But that rejection is no stopper to my suit.

Your trouble is that you can't take rejection.

Strong opposition resulted in rejection of the bill.

This feeling of rejection is often deeply rooted in childhood.

Word forms

singular: rejection
plural: rejections
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