Synonyms for rebuff
|Grammar : Noun, verb|
|Spell : noun ri-buhf, ree-buhf; verb ri-buhf|
|Phonetic Transcription : noun rɪˈbʌf, ˈri bʌf; verb rɪˈbʌf|
Top 10 synonyms for rebuff Other synonyms for the word rebuff
- beat off
- brush off
- cold shoulder
- hard time
- hold off
- keep at a distance
- keep at arm's length
- keep at bay
- kick in the teeth
- lash out at
- not hear of
- nothing doing
- pass up
- push back
- put in one's place
- put off
- send away
- stave off
- tell off
- thumbs down
- turn down
- ward off
Définition of rebuffOrigin :
- 1580s, from obsolete French rebuffer "to check, snub," from Italian ribuffare "to check, chide, snide," from ribuffo "a snub," from ri- "back" (from Latin re-, see re-) + buffo "a puff," of imitative origin (cf. buffet (v.)). Related: Rebuffed; rebuffing.
- noun turning away; ignoring
- verb turn away; give the cold shoulder
- Subconsciously his busy ego was finding solace after last night's rebuff.
- Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
- Grant grinned at Miss Georgie, forgetting for the moment his rebuff that morning.
- Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
- At the house of an old lady of seventy, a paralytic, the rebuff was of a different kind.
- Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
- Kate pretended to be angry at the rebuff, and pouted her lips, but her eyes were beaming.
- Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
- Twas as though he must suffer the rebuff with no offended question.
- Extract from : « The Cruise of the Shining Light » by Norman Duncan
- Yet even from this rebuff he managed to deftly extract a compliment.
- Extract from : « James Boswell » by William Keith Leask
- Madame Beattie seemed not to suspect the possibility of rebuff.
- Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
- People do fear a rebuff wonderfully, and all her audacity was in her thoughts.
- Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
- Our hero left this store a little disheartened by his second rebuff.
- Extract from : « The Cash Boy » by Horatio Alger Jr.
- Tricotrin, indifferent to the hint as to the rebuff, looked at him amusedly.
- Extract from : « Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida » by Ouida
Antonyms for rebuff
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