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Synonyms for rebuff

Noun

1. rebuff, slight, discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity
usage: a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
2. rebuff, snub, repulse, rejection
usage: an instance of driving away or warding off

Verb

1. rebuff, snub, repel, reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down
usage: reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
2. repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
usage: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
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