nonacceptance

noun
non·ac·cep·tance | \ˌnän-ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s, -ak-\

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nonacceptance

Synonyms

declination, denial, disallowance, nay, no, refusal, rejection, turndown

Antonyms

allowance, approval, grant, OK (or okay)

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Throughout the 19th century, Jews rose in business and the professions, becoming physicians and lawyers, even politicians and army officers, only to discover that half-acceptance into Christian society could be more dangerous than nonacceptance. Roger Cohen, New York Times, "Millenniums of Tribulation," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nonacceptance

1647, in the meaning defined above

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