Definition of refusal in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈfyo͞ozəl/


[usually with infinitive]
1An act or an instance of refusing; the state of being refused.
Example sentences
  • In the past, refusal to serve in the military could carry prison sentences of up to five years.
  • One of the weaknesses of the mass storage industry is a stubborn refusal to learn from history.
  • They also expressed dismay at the Israeli government's continued refusal to restart the peace process.

Words that rhyme with refusal

accusal, bamboozle, foozle, ouzel, perusal

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Syllabification: re·fus·al

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