non·​ac·​cep·​tance | \ ˌnän-ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s How to pronounce nonacceptance (audio) , -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

Examples of nonacceptance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonacceptance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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