Definition of rebuff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

rebuff

noun
rɪˈbʌf
 
; rɪˈbʌf
 
(formal)
 
an unkind refusal of a friendly offer, request or suggestion
Synonym
rejection
Her offer of help was met with a sharp rebuff.rebuff verbrebuff something They rebuffed her request for help.
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