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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 ?
Riach, perhaps from caution, would never suffer me to say another word about my story; the captain, whom I tried to approach, rebuffed me like a dog and would not hear a word; and as the days came and went, my heart sank lower and lower, till I was even glad of the work which kept me from thinking.
Noirtier, who sometimes rebuffed this little wretch -- he therefore received the same quantity of the elixir; the same happened to Valentine, of whom he was jealous; he gave her the same dose as the others, and all was over for her as well as the rest."
But, in spite of rebuffs and disappointments, Johnson would not give in.
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.
Though he made no secret of his enthusiasm for Bahhare, the jockey, who will be 54 in November, continued to rebuff all inquiries about retirement.
His father rejected both his profession and John, a rebuff that would haunt Butler the rest of his life.
In a seminar he conduced for Eritrean citizens in Kenya on the objective situation in the Homeland and the integrated rebuff, the Ambassador outlined the development programs implemented and conspiracies rebuffed over the past 20 years.
JOKING Rebuff, an easy winner at Dundalk last time, is napped to defy a 9lbs rise in the handicap at Roscommon this evening.
The SDLP leader voiced optimism despite Premier John Major's rebuff of proposals to let Sinn Fein into peace talks.
In a rebuff meeting they held, Eritrean nationals residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, expressed resolve to reinforce participation towards success of development programs in the Homeland.
CHAIRMAN of the Tory Party, Michael Ancram said of the Labour Manifesto, "It will be hard to rebuff." His job?
HOME Secretary David Blunkett issued a rebuff to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, yesterday, accusing him of being ``misleading and selective'' in his criticism of the Government.
Mr Blunkett tried to put a brave face on the rebuff, saying: "I have given the green light to begin the process.