HyperDic: rejection

English > 4 senses of the word rejection:
NOUNactrejectionthe act of rejecting something
staterejectionthe state of being rejected
phenomenonrejection(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign / foreign
communicationrejectionthe speech act of rejecting
rejection > pronunciation
Soundsrihjheh'kshahn; riyjheh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rejection: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of rejecting something.
Example"his proposals were met with rejection"
Narrowerabandonment, forsaking, desertionThe act of giving something up
avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodgingdeliberately avoiding / avoiding
banishment, proscriptionrejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
brush-offA curt or disdainful rejection
displacementAct of removing from office or employment / employment
nonacceptance, turndownThe act of refusing / refusing an offer
renunciation, forgoing, forswearingThe act of renouncing / renouncing
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Verbsrejectrefuse to accept or acknowledge
rejectdeem wrong or inappropriate
rejectrefuse to accept
English > rejection: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being rejected.
Narrowerapostasy, renunciation, defectionThe state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
disfavor, disfavourThe state of being out of favor / favor
excommunication, exclusion, censureThe state of being excommunicated
reprobationrejection by God
Broadersituation, state of affairsThe general state of things
OppositeacceptanceThe state of being acceptable and accepted
Spanishdenegación, desestimación, rechazo
Catalandenegació, desestimació, rebuig
English > rejection: 4 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
Meaning(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign / foreign.
Example"rejection of the transplanted liver"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Broaderorganic phenomenon(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
English > rejection: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe speech act of rejecting.
Narrowerrebuff, snub, repulseAn instance of driving away or warding off
repudiation, renunciationRejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
short shrift, summary treatmentA brief and unsympathetic rejection
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdenegación, desestimación, rechazamiento, rechazo
Catalandenegació, desestimació, rebuig

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