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Synonyms for rebuff

Synonyms for rebuff

a deliberate slight

to slight (someone) deliberately

Synonyms for rebuff

a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

an instance of driving away or warding off


Related Words

reject outright and bluntly

References in classic literature ?
Glauber went home seriously indisposed at his rebuff, took a cooling draught, and is now quite cured.
I don't want anything to-day," she said, before Saxon could speak, administering the rebuff with a pleasant smile.
Not at all intimidated by this rebuff, but rather sharpened in wits and appetite, Mr Swiveller forwarded the same message to another and more distant eating-house, adding to it by way of rider that the gentleman was induced to send so far, not only by the great fame and popularity its beef had acquired, but in consequence of the extreme toughness of the beef retailed at the obdurant cook's shop, which rendered it quite unfit not merely for gentlemanly food, but for any human consumption.
Very few of them had the nerve to face the rebuffs that they would encounter by trying to get into the buildings to interview the bosses; if they did not get a chance in the morning, there would be nothing to do but hang about the saloons the rest of the day and night.
Roxy had for so many days nourished and fondled and petted her notion that Tom would be glad to see his old nurse, and would make her proud and happy to the marrow with a cordial word or two, that it took two rebuffs to convince her that he was not funning, and that her beautiful dream was a fond and foolish variety, a shabby and pitiful mistake.
He had given up hope of returning to civilization, for since his various rebuffs at the hands of those to whom he had looked for friendship he had wandered so far inland as to realize that he was completely lost in the mazes of the jungle.
It was true enough that he was sometimes naive to a degree in his curiosity; but he was also an excessively cunning gentleman, and the prince was almost converting him into an enemy by his repeated rebuffs.
But, in spite of rebuffs and disappointments, Johnson would not give in.
Only extreme lack of personal dignity can account for the servility of his attitude toward Johnson and his acceptance of the countless rebuffs from his idol some of which he himself records and which would have driven any other man away in indignation.
AL-MUSTAQBAL: "Future" adopts Mashnouk's "warning" And renews support of government, dialogue AL-AKHBAR: Berri: Dialogue is safe THE DAILYSTAR: Future stands firm on talks, govt in rebuff to Nasrallah --The parliamentary Future bloc Tuesday upheld its support for the government and national dialogue, in a clear rebuff to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah who had implicitly called on the bloc to quit both the Cabinet and the all-party talks.
In a clear rebuff to the BJP, Thackeray said: " When you don't have a sword with you, you don't clench your fist and talk about courage and valour," -- clearly alluding to the fact that the BJP neither had the numbers to pull off a victory in the presidential elections nor a candidate.
Participants of the 22nd Anniversary of Operation Fenkil told ERINA that the commemoration of Fenkil Operation is a reminder for nationals to strengthen in folds the national resolute rebuff and development in view of the fact that the event is being commemorated at a time when Eritreans are standing on firm ground and resisting the unjust and illegal sanctions resolution against Eritrea.
I totally rebuff the report, I would sincerely fight for rights of nurses and I would not believe in any rumours until and unless authorities issue a notification regarding regularization of the nurses' jobs and acceptance of their other demands," she said.
A tectonically perilous geology and barely habitable climate scornfully rebuff attempts to make a lasting mark on this isolated, island terrain.
CHAIRMAN of the Tory Party, Michael Ancram said of the Labour Manifesto, "It will be hard to rebuff.