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rejection

noun
     
re‧jec‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] the act of not accepting, believing in, or agreeing with something [≠ acceptance]
rejection of
What are the reasons for his rejection of the theory?
2 [uncountable and countable] the act of not accepting someone for a job, school etc [≠ acceptance]:
They sent me a rejection letter.
3 [uncountable] a situation in which someone stops giving you love or attention:
He was left with a feeling of rejection and loss.

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