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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To reject an offer sharply. Also: A rejection.

Usage examples (41)
  • The sellers will rebuff the offer of the buyers because it is too low.
  • But November -- the chill month with its "rebuff" -- will see both rabbits and magpies quite departed ....
  • Such a rebuff was a stunner to Mr. Davis, who, however, soon regained his serenity and answered:
  • Such a rebuff was a stunner to the recipient of it, who soon regained his own serenity, however, and answered: for more
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