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The presentation was a kind of rebuff to those who think Disney has been one-upped in the digital world by Netflix.

Not only did she rebuff his awkward advance in person, she went home and did some sleuthing.

March 2012: “In rebuff to Obama, Abbas says he will send ultimatum to Israel.”

Or we simply learn how to artfully rebuff advances by subtly threatening to blow the whistle on despicable and degrading behavior.

The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.

"Tell him to call," she said to Tim, who delivered her message rather awkwardly, as if expecting a rebuff.

Nothing dismayed by his first rebuff, the audacious Fouch again intervened.

He was so easily rebuffed, and she was so reluctant to rebuff him.

Take, for instance, the matter of a caress or an embrace—how would you react to repeated rebuff?


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On this page you'll find 169 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rebuff, such as: rebuke, rejection, reprimand, snub, check, and cut.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.