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Syllabification: re·jec·tion
Pronunciation: /rəˈjekSH(ə)n

Definition of rejection in English:


1The dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc. the union decided last night to recommend rejection of the offer
More example sentences
  • 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, spurning
repudiation, 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
More example sentences
  • 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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