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Definition of rebuff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rebuff

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rɪˈbʌf//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1an unkind refusal of a friendly offer, request, or suggestion synonym rejection
  2. 2 Her offer of help was met with a sharp rebuff.
rebuff verb rebuff something
 
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They rebuffed her request for help.