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refusal

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noun re·fus·al \ri-ˈfyü-zəl\

Simple Definition of refusal

  • : an act of saying or showing that you will not do, give, or accept something : an act of refusing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of refusal

  1. 1 :  the act of refusing or denying

  2. 2 :  the opportunity or right of refusing or taking before others

Examples of refusal in a sentence

  1. My request for more money was met with a flat refusal.

  2. <his flat refusal of our reasonable request was rather startling>



15th Century

First Known Use of refusal

15th century



REFUSAL Defined for Kids

refusal

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noun re·fus·al \ri-ˈfyü-zəl\

Definition of refusal for Students

  1. :  the act of showing unwillingness to do, give, or allow something <a refusal to answer questions>





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