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refusal

noun

1 refusal

The act of refusing.

Roget 489: dissent; discordance etc. (disagreement) 24; difference diversity of opinion.    nonconformity etc. (heterodoxy) 984; protestantism, recusancy, schism; disaffection; ... show more

Roget 536: negation, abnegation; denial; disavowal, disclaimer; abjuration; contradiction, contravention; recusation [Law], protest; recusancy etc. (dissent) ... show more

Roget 603: unwillingness etc. adj.; indisposition, indisposedness; disinclination, aversation; nolleity, nolition; renitence, renitency; reluctance; indifference ... show more

Roget 610: rejection, repudiation, exclusion; refusal etc. 764; declination

Roget 764: refusal, rejection; noncompliance, incompliance; denial; declining etc. v.; declension; declinature; peremptory refusal, flat refusal, point blank refusal; repulse, ... show more

Roget 795: purchase, emption; buying, purchasing, shopping; preemption, refusal.    coemption, bribery; slave trade.    buyer, purchaser, emptor, vendee; ... show more

Dutch: weigering



2 refusal

A message refusing to accept something that is offered.


Moby thesaurus: Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abjuration, abjurement, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, ban, brush-off, bucking, challenge, choice, chucking, chucking out, cold shoulder, contempt, contention, contraband ... show more.

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