Definition of rejection in English:


Syllabification: re·jec·tion
Pronunciation: /riˈjekSHən


  • 1The dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc.: the union decided last night to recommend rejection of the offer
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    • We fully support residents action against the plans, which we understand are recommended for rejection by the CMBC Officers.
    • Inevitably, subjective evaluation became the ultimate criterion for inclusion or rejection of specific events.
    • The lack of an explanation may in itself be sufficient basis for rejection of the transaction.
    refusal, declining, turning down, dismissal, spurningrepudiation, rebuff, spurning, abandonment, desertion
    informal brush-off
    literary forsaking
  • 1.1The spurning of a person’s affections: some people are reluctant to try it, because they fear rejection
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    • The root problem is rebellion - some form of disobedience to God - some form of rejection of God's authority.
    • The writer of the poems marks parental rejection with astounding empathy.
    • Negative communication styles by parents, parental rejection, or low parental support were also related to adolescent girls' aggression.

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