nonacceptance

noun non·ac·cep·tance \ ˌnän-ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s , -ak- \
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of nonacceptance

: failure or refusal to accept something or someone : lack of acceptance
  • nonacceptance of an offer
  • … it seems that during your career as an artist there's been a lack of reviews, a general nonacceptance of your work by the art community, and you're ignored by them …
  • —Guy Cross

Recent Examples of nonacceptance from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonacceptance.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nonacceptance

1647


Learn More about nonacceptance


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nonacceptance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!