Simple Definition of refusal
: an act of saying or showing that you will not do, give, or accept something : an act of refusing
Full Definition of refusal
1 : the act of refusing or denying
2 : the opportunity or right of refusing or taking before others
Examples of refusal in a sentence
My request for more money was met with a flat refusal.
<his flat refusal of our reasonable request was rather startling>
First Known Use of refusal
REFUSAL Defined for Kids
Definition of refusal for Students
: the act of showing unwillingness to do, give, or allow something <a refusal to answer questions>
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