Synonyms for rebuff

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun ri-buhf, ree-buhf; verb ri-buhf
Phonetic Transcription : noun rɪˈbʌf, ˈri bʌf; verb rɪˈbʌf

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Définition of rebuff

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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