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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrebuffre‧buff /rɪˈbʌf/ noun [countable]  formalREJECT/NOT ACCEPT an unkind or unfriendly answer to a friendly suggestion or offer of help syn snub He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.see thesaurus at refuserebuff verb [transitive] He rebuffed all her suggestions.
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rebuffIn adulthood, he may over-react to rejection from peers - a rebuff from some one he hoped to date perhaps.His words amounted to a rebuff.Merrill felt her face grow warm at this indirect reference to her rebuff of the previous evening.This, of course, is a recipe for disaster, her attempts to please meeting with a steady stream of rebuffs.Despite several rebuffs, Farley refused to leave Laura alone.He had mastered his handicap, but he could not master the rebuffs he suffered, due to his appearance.Here is a collection of their rebuffs.
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