rebuff has definitions from the field of military
1
[ verb ] reject outright and bluntly

Synonyms

snub repel brush_off

Examples

"She snubbed his proposal"

Used in print

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

They are relentlessly rebuffed on all sides by a waitress , the police , and an intruding government tutor .

Related terms

reject

2
[ noun ] a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Synonyms

slight

Used in print

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Claire was bitterly disappointed but determined not to let the rebuff daunt her purpose .

3
[ verb ] (military) force or drive back

Examples

"repel the attacker" "fight off the onslaught" "rebuff the attack"

Related terms

fight

4
[ noun ] an instance of driving away or warding off

Synonyms

repulse snub

Related terms

rejection repel repel

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