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

 

rebuff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌf//
 
rebuff something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebuff
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌf//
 
he / she / it rebuffs
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌfs//
 
past simple rebuffed
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌft//
 
past participle rebuffed
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌft//
 
-ing form rebuffing
BrE BrE//rɪˈbʌfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbʌfɪŋ//
 
 
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to refuse a friendly offer, request or suggestion in an unkind way synonym reject (1) They rebuffed her request for help.

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