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Verb: rebuff  ri'búf
  1. Reject outright and bluntly
    "She rebuffed his proposal";
    - snub, repel, stiff [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Force or drive back
    "rebuff the attack";
    - repel, repulse, fight off, drive back
Noun: rebuff  ri'búf
  1. A deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    - slight
  2. An instance of driving away or warding off
    - snub, repulse

Derived forms: rebuffed, rebuffing, rebuffs

Type of: defend, discourtesy, disdain, dispute, fight, fight back, fight down, freeze off, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], offensive activity, oppose, pooh-pooh, reject, rejection, scorn, spurn, turn down

Encyclopedia: Rebuff