brush-off

noun
\-ˌȯf \

Definition of brush-off 

: a quietly curt or disdainful dismissal

Synonyms & Antonyms for brush-off

Synonyms

cold shoulder, rebuff, repulse, silent treatment, snub

Antonyms

open arms

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First Known Use of brush-off

1938, in the meaning defined above

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