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Synonyms of reject in English:


Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
  • 1 the miners rejected the government's offer to negotiate their demands
    turn down, refuse, decline, say no to;
    dismiss, spurn
    informalgive the thumbs down to, give the red light to, give something a miss
    British informalknock back
    [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;
    North American disfellowship
    informalgive someone the brush-off, kick someone in the teeth, freeze out, hand someone the frozen mitt
    informal, , datedgive someone the go-by
    British informalgive someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off, blank
    North American informalgive someone the air
    Christianity excommunicate
    [Antonyms] welcome
  • noun

    Pronunciation: stress on the first syllable
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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;
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    reject, refuse, decline, spurn
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