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



    BrE BrE//rɪˈdʒekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdʒekʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1refusal to accept or consider something Her proposal met with unanimous rejection.
  2. 2refusal to accept somebody for a job, position, etc. a rejection letter (= a letter in which you are told, for example, that you have not been accepted for a job)
  3. 3the decision not to use, sell, publish, etc. something because its quality is not good enough I've had letters of rejection from several publishers.
  4. 4the failure of somebody's body to accept a new organ after a transplant (1) operation He had a second lung transplant after rejection of the first.
  5. 5failure to give a person or an animal enough care or affection painful feelings of rejection