Part of speech: verb

To reject abruptly or rudely.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden repulse; curt denial; check; defeat.

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Usage examples "rebuff":

  1. He stopped behind her chair and leaned over her to say: " That rebuff, ye spoke of, in France. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.
  2. If that of wealth, it must storm the entrance by social expenditure and pachydermatousness to rebuff. - "Town Life in Australia 1883", R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny.
  3. So marked was the disapproval of her manner, that Mr. Morris, being both amused and annoyed, could not forbear recounting his reception to Mr. Jefferson, who enjoyed a good laugh at his expense and, as it seemed to Calvert, took a certain satisfaction in his rebuff. - "Calvert of Strathore", Carter Goodloe.