rebuff
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈbʌf/
Noun

rebuff (plural rebuffs)

  1. A sudden resistance or refusal.
    He was surprised by her quick rebuff to his proposal.
  2. Repercussion, or beating back.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      the strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud
Translations Verb

rebuff (rebuffs, present participle rebuffing; past and past participle rebuffed)

  1. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹiːˈbʌf/
Verb

rebuff (rebuffs, present participle rebuffing; past and past participle rebuffed)

  1. (transitive) To buff again.



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