Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rebuff

2 senses of rebuff

Sense 1
rebuff, slight -- (a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval))
       => discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity -- (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

Sense 2
rebuff, snub, repulse -- (an instance of driving away or warding off)
       => rejection -- (the speech act of rejecting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rebuff

2 senses of rebuff

Sense 1
rebuff, snub, repel -- (reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal")
       => reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down -- (reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances")

Sense 2
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back -- (force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack")
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

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