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English Dictionary: rebuff by the DICT Development Group
3 results for rebuff
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    Synonym(s): rebuff, slight
  2. an instance of driving away or warding off
    Synonym(s): rebuff, snub, repulse
  1. reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
    Synonym(s): rebuff, snub, repel
  2. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
    Synonym(s): repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rebuff \Re*buff"\, n. [It. ribuffo, akin to ribuffare to
      repulse; pref. ri- (L. re-) + buffo puff. Cf. {Buff} to
      strike, {Buffet} a blow.]
      1. Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden
                     The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.
      2. Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal;
            repellence; rejection of solicitation.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rebuff \Re*buff"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebuffed}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Rebuffing}.]
      To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to
      repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
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