Examples of refusal in a Sentence
My request for more money was met with a flat refusal.
his flat refusal of our reasonable request was rather startling
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That makes Kennedy the most popular Republican in the state, giving him the right of first refusal on being the GOP candidate to challenge Edwards in the 2019 governor's race.
Even his biggest supporter on the legislature at the time, Crystal Williams, questioned White’s refusal to label it a crisis, which led to White’s falling out with the sheriff.
Looking beyond the personal issues, her death will invite speculation over the future of the French company: Nestlé holds a 23% stake and has the rights of first refusal on the foundation’s shares if they are offered.
The War of Northern Aggression was the product of two prideful coalitions' tragic refusal to sit down and work out their differences (about slavery).
In an interview with French publication Nice Matin, the 24-year-old Brazilian told of his club's refusal to allow the player a move away to either the Premier League or north to Paris, and a switch to Les Parisiens.
Many in Myanmar use that term as part of the long-standing refusal to accept Rohingya as citizens of the country.
Sorvino believes Weinstein damaged her career in retaliation for her refusal.
Iraq’s central government holds almost no sway over its Kurdish areas anymore, as evinced by the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk’s refusal to leave office after being fired by Baghdad last week.
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First Known Use of refusal
Synonymsdeclination, disallowance, nay, no, nonacceptance, denial, rejection, turndown
Antonymsallowance, approval, grant, OK (or okay)
Related Wordsrebuff, repudiation, repulse, spurn; negative; ban, injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression
Near Antonymsacceptance, accession, acquiescence, agreement, assent, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, leave, license (or licence), permission, sanction, sufferance; imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp
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