HyperDic: rebuff

English > 4 senses of the word rebuff:
VERBcommunicationrebuff, snub, repelreject outright and bluntly
competitionrebuff, repel, repulse, fight off, drive backforce or drive back
NOUNactrebuff, slighta deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval)
communicationrebuff, snub, repulsean instance of driving away or warding off
rebuff > pronunciation
Soundsrihbah'f; riybah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > rebuff: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval).
Synonymslight
Narrowersilent treatmentAn aloof / aloof refusal to speak to someone you know
snub, cut, cold shoulderA refusal to recognize someone you know
Broaderdiscourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
Spanishdesaire, desprecio, feo, menosprecio
Catalandespreci, lleig, menyspreu, retret
Verbsrebuffreject outright and bluntly
English > rebuff: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn instance of driving away or warding off.
Synonymssnub, repulse
BroaderrejectionThe speech act of rejecting
Spanishdesaire, repulsa
Catalanrebuig, refús
Verbsrebuffforce or drive back
English > rebuff: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningReject outright and bluntly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymssnub, repel
Broaderreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
Spanishdespreciar, repugnar
Catalanmenysprear, repugnar
Nounsrebuffa deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval)
English > rebuff: 4 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningForce or drive back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "rebuff the attack"
Synonymsrepel, repulse, fight off, drive back
Broaderfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Nounsrebuffan instance of driving away or warding off

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