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Synonyms of reject in English:


  • 1 the miners rejected the government's offer to negotiate their demands
    turn down, refuse, decline, say no to;
    dismiss, spurn
    informal give the thumbs down to, give the red light to, give something a miss
    British informal knock back
    rare negative
    [Antonyms] accept
  • 2 she had been deeply in love with Jamie, but he rejected her
    rebuff, spurn, repudiate, cut off, cast off, cast aside, discard, jettison, abandon, desert, turn one's back on, have nothing (more) to do with, wash one's hands of, cast out, shut out, exclude, shun, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder;
    ostracize, blackball, blacklist, avoid, give a wide berth to, ignore, snub, cut dead, keep at arm's length, leave out in the cold;
    British  send to Coventry;
    North American  disfellowship
    informal give someone the brush-off, kick someone in the teeth, freeze out, hand someone the frozen mitt
    informal, dated give someone the go-by
    British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off, blank
    North American informal give someone the air
    dated cut
    Christianity  excommunicate
    archaic forsake
    [Antonyms] welcome
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  • 1 I got it cheap—it is only a reject
    substandard article, discard, second;
    (rejects) substandard goods
  • 2 even a reject like him could be of use in such a godforsaken spot
    failure, loser, incompetent;
    (rejects) flotsam
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    reject, refuse, decline, spurn
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