Definition Of rebuffing


reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.

I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms

Example Of rebuffing

  • A draft Department of Defence letter rebuffing the president was never sent.

  • After rebuffing him, Gregory alleged, the pundit retaliated by reducing his pay and subsequently firing him.

  • At times, the nightclub singer doesn't seem to like it much either, rebuffing the painter, only to fall back into her arms.

  • Clay's efforts to locate and fix her image are rebuffed in a weary kind of manner.

  • Cooley appeared in person in May to appeal that decision, but his entreaty was rebuffed .

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