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rebuffed, past participle; rebuffed, past tense; rebuffs, 3rd person singular present; rebuffing, present participle;
  1. Reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner
    • - I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms
  1. An abrupt or ungracious refusal or rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture
    • - any attempt to win her friendship was met with rebuffs

  1. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
  2. reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
  3. an instance of driving away or warding off
  4. repel: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
  5. A sudden resistance or refusal; To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out; To buff again
  6. Giving the "cold shoulder," snub