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refusal

noun

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an unwillingness to grant something asked for
  • his flat refusal of our reasonable request was rather startling

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The first known use of refusal was in the 15th century

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“Refusal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/refusal. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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