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Rebuff

Re`buff´   Pronunciation: rė`bŭft´
n.1.Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.
- Milton.
2.Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.
v. t.1.To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
[imp. & p. p. Rebuffed (rė*bŭft"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuffing.]
Noun1.Rebuffrebuff - a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms: slight
2.rebuff - an instance of driving away or warding off
Synonyms: repulse, snub
Verb1.rebuff - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
Synonyms: snub, repel
2.rebuff - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
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