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(Sports) a blocked shot
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  1. (Sports) a blocked shot
  2. The state of being rejected.
  3. The act of rejecting.
The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.
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  1. The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.
  2. The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
  3. Words or actions of a party to a contract that indicate the intention of that person to fail to carry out the contract in the future; a threat to breach a contract. Words or actions of a party to a contract that indicate the intention of that person to fail to carry out the contract in the future; a threat to breach a contract.
The act of rejecting or renouncing something as invalid
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  1. The act of rejecting or renouncing something as invalid
  2. The act or an instance of renouncing:
  3. Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity. Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity.
An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
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  1. An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
  2. A check or an abrupt setback to progress or action:
  3. A sudden resistance or refusal.
(Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
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  1. (Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
  2. A deliberate slight or affront.
  3. Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront
One who has been turned down or rejected.
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  1. One who has been turned down or rejected.
  2. (Hotels) The service of turning down the bedcovers and often leaving chocolates etc. on the pillow.
  3. A rejection; rebuff
A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction.
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  1. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or allegation; a contradiction.
  2. (--- Psychology) An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
  3. The act of denying; a saying “no” (to a request, demand, etc.)
A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (someone).
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  1. A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (someone).
Failure or refusal to comply.
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  1. Failure or refusal to comply.
  2. The state or condition of failing or refusing to comply
  3. Failure to comply; refusal to yield, agree, etc.
The act by which something is forbidden; a prohibition.
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  1. The act by which something is forbidden; a prohibition.
The constitutional power of the chief executive of a state or nation to prevent or delay the enactment of legislation passed by the legislature:
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  1. The constitutional power of the chief executive of a state or nation to prevent or delay the enactment of legislation passed by the legislature:
  2. An order prohibiting some proposed or intended act; prohibition, esp. by a person in authority
  3. The power of the President to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress, preventing it from becoming law unless it is passed again (with a two-thirds majority) by both houses
The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
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  1. The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
  2. Prohibition or interdiction
  3. The act of proscribing; prohibition.
An official order forbidding something; prohibition
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  1. An official order forbidding something; prohibition
  2. Strong public disapproval or condemnation intended to prevent something
  3. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
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  1. A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
  2. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something.
  3. (Law) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.
An excluding or being excluded
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  1. An excluding or being excluded
  2. The condition or fact of being excluded.
  3. The act or practice of excluding.
The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
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  1. The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
The lack or opposite of some positive character or quality
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  1. The lack or opposite of some positive character or quality
  2. The act or an instance of denying; negative answer; denial
  3. The act or process of negating.
Something that refutes, as an argument
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  1. Something that refutes, as an argument
  2. The act of refuting, or proving false or wrong; disproof
Rejection; refusal:
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  1. Rejection; refusal:
  2. A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
  3. The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed:
  1. The deduction of taxes from an employee's salary.
  2. The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
  3. The process by which the employer makes the deduction. See also W-2 form and W-4 form.
A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom. A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom.
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  1. A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom. A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom.
  2. (Law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
  3. A disclaiming; denial or renunciation, as of a claim, title, etc.
The property of being unwilling.
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Plural form of regret
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Self-denial.
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  1. Self-denial.
  2. A giving up of rights, etc.; self-denial; renunciation
A deviation, as from a specific direction or standard.
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  1. A deviation, as from a specific direction or standard.
  2. (Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial body north or south from the celestial equator: it is used with right ascension to find an exact position in the sky
  3. An oblique variation from some definite direction
(Physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to repel each other
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  1. (Physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to repel each other
  2. (Physics) The repulsive force acting between bodies of the same electric charge or magnetic polarity.
  3. The act of repelling or the condition of being repelled.
(Sports) A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.
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  1. (Sports) A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.
  2. A change in fortune; a change from being successful to having problems.
  3. (Law) The act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court.
Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
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  1. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
  2. (Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
  3. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
An order or law that forbids
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  1. An order or law that forbids
  2. A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
  3. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
The state of being disliked or disapproved of
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  1. The state of being disliked or disapproved of
  2. Unfavorable opinion or regard; disapproval:
  3. An unkind or harmful act; disservice
Unfavorable opinion; condemnation
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  1. Unfavorable opinion; condemnation
  2. Failure or refusal to approve; rejection
  3. The act of disapproving, an expression of condemnation.
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
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  1. A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
Alternative spelling of thumbs-down.
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  1. Alternative spelling of thumbs-down.
  2. A sign of disapproval
  3. An act, instance, or sign of disapproval.
A negative vote or voter.
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  1. A negative vote or voter.
  2. A denial or refusal.
  3. A negative vote or a person voting in the negative
A negative response; a denial or refusal:
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  1. A negative response; a denial or refusal:
  2. A negative vote, or a person voting in the negative; nay
  3. The classical drama of Japan, with music and dance performed in a highly stylized manner by elaborately dressed performers on an almost bare stage.
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  1. The act of rejecting.
  2. The state of being rejected.
  3. (Sports) a blocked shot
(--- Psychology) An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
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  1. (--- Psychology) An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
  2. (Dated, psychology) A defense mechanism involving a refusal to accept the truth of a phenomenon or prospect.
  3. A refusal to believe or accept (a doctrine, etc.)
The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
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  1. The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
(Sports) a blocked shot
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  1. (Sports) a blocked shot
  2. The state of being rejected.
  3. The act of rejecting.
One who has been turned down or rejected.
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  1. One who has been turned down or rejected.
  2. (Hotels) The service of turning down the bedcovers and often leaving chocolates etc. on the pillow.
  3. A rejection.
Find another word for refusal. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for refusal, like: rejection, repudiation, renunciation, rebuff, snub, turndown, nonacceptance, denial, disavowal, noncompliance and forbidding.