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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Early French rebuffer, from Old Italian ribuffare 'to criticize angrily'

rebuff

noun
     
re‧buff [countable]
formal an unkind or unfriendly answer to a friendly suggestion or offer of help [= snub]:
He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.
rebuff verb [transitive]
He rebuffed all her suggestions.

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