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rebuff

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verb re·buff \ri-ˈbəf\

Simple Definition of rebuff

  • : to refuse (something, such as an offer or suggestion) in a rude way

Full Definition of rebuff

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reject or criticize sharply :  snub

rebuff noun

Examples of rebuff

  1. Our suggestion was immediately rebuffed.

  2. The company rebuffed the bid.

  3. She rebuffed him when he asked her for a date.



Origin of rebuff

Middle French rebuffer, from Old Italian ribuffare to reprimand, from ribuffo reprimand


First Known Use: circa 1586


REBUFF Defined for Kids

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rebuff

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verb re·buff \ri-ˈbəf\

Definition of rebuff

re·buffedre·buff·ing

  1. :  to refuse (something) in a sharp or rude way <His suggestion was rebuffed.>




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rebuff

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noun re·buff

Definition of rebuff

  1. :  a sharp or rude refusal of something (as an offer)





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