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Synonyms for rebuff

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebuff

    alienate, estrange, reject, repel, repulse

    allure, attract, drag, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lead, lure, pull, tow, tug

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebuffverb

    rebuke, repel, repulse, check, snub, oppose

  2. rebuffnoun

    rebuke, discouragement, repulsion, check

    welcome, acceptance, encouragement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, slightnoun

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

    snub, repulse, slight

  2. rebuff, snub, repulseverb

    an instance of driving away or warding off

    snub, repulse, cut, cold shoulder, slight

  3. rebuff, snub, repelverb

    reject outright and bluntly

    "She snubbed his proposal"

    fight off, snub, disgust, ignore, drive back, repulse, gross out, disregard, drive, force back, cut, repel, beat back, revolt, push back

  4. repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backverb

    force or drive back

    "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"

    fight off, snub, beat back, drive back, repulse, drive, force back, gross out, repel, disgust, revolt, push back

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rebuffnoun

    repulse, check, opposition, resistance

  2. rebuffverb

    repel, resist, reject, check, oppose

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rebuffnoun

    repulse, resistance, opposition, repellence, check, setback

  2. rebuffverb

    repulse, resist, repel, oppose

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How to use rebuff in a sentence?

  1. Frederick Simeone:

    She would rebuff anybody who presented themselves as interested in the car, carroll Shelby himself went to visit her to see the car, and she wouldn't even open her screen door to talk to him. It was widely known she had it, but it was also widely known that you couldn't communicate with her... people had given up going for it.

Translations for rebuff

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  • rechazar, desaireSpanish
  • واکنشPersian
  • torjunta, torjuaFinnish
  • diùlt, diùltadhScottish Gaelic
  • rifiutoItalian
  • отпо́р, отве́ргнуть, [[дава́ть]] [[отпо́р]], отка́зывать, отверга́ть, отказа́ть, отка́з, [[дать]] [[отпо́р]]Russian
  • avvisandeSwedish
  • ปฏิเสธThai

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