Definition of refusal in English:

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refusal

Pronunciation: /rəˈfyo͞ozəl/

noun

[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.
Synonyms

Words that rhyme with refusal

accusal, bamboozle, foozle, ouzel, perusal

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: re·fus·al

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