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rebuff

re·buff

rebuff

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: rih buhf [or] ri buhf
definition 1: an abrupt rejection or refusal to an advance or other social overture; snub.
synonyms:
snub
similar words:
brush-off, repulse
definition 2: the act or an instance of blocking or setting back an attempt or progress.
synonyms:
block, check, setback
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: rih buhf
inflections: rebuffed, rebuffing, rebuffs
definition: to reject, repel, block, or set back.
He was hurt when she rebuffed his invitation.The steep slope rebuffed his best efforts at climbing.
synonyms:
block, reject, repel
antonyms:
accept
similar words:
decline, fend, hinder, impede, obstruct, parry, repulse, snub, spurn