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Synonyms of rebuff in English:


  • his offer was immediately rebuffed she rebuffed the prince on several occasions
    snub, slight, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, turn one's back on;
    give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut (dead), look right through
    British informal knock back
    Australian informal snout
    informal, dated give someone the go-by
    [Antonyms] accept, welcome
  • noun

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  • the rebuff did little to dampen his ardour
    refusal, spurning, repudiation, repulsion, cold-shouldering, discouragement
    informal brush-off, knock-back, put-down, kick in the teeth, slap in the face, smack in the face, smack in the eye
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