rebuff

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rebuff (plural rebuffs)

  1. A sudden resistance or refusal.
    He was surprised by her quick rebuff to his proposal.
  2. Repercussion, or beating back.
    • Milton
      the strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud

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rebuff (third-person singular simple present rebuffs, present participle rebuffing, simple past and past participle rebuffed)

  1. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
  2. To buff again.

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