Repudiation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˌpjuːdiˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word repudiation
Brit.  |rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word repudiation

noun

- rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid(syn: renunciation)

Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated

- refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities)

the repudiation of the debt by the city

- the exposure of falseness or pretensions (syn: debunking)

Examples

...voters seemed satisfied by the candidate's public repudiation of the beliefs of an organization to which he had briefly belonged as a youth...

...New Year's resolutions typically include the repudiation of chocolate and other indulgences and the promise to resume working out at the gym....

They were surprised by his sudden repudiation of all his former beliefs.

Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated

the repudiation of the debt by the city

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