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synonyms for rebuffing

  • chide
  • deny
  • dismiss
  • disregard
  • fend off
  • ignore
  • oppose
  • rebuke
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • resist
  • snub
  • spurn
  • turn down
  • check
  • cross
  • cut
  • decline
  • disallow
  • discourage
  • neglect
  • repel
  • reprove
  • repulse
  • slight
  • beat off
  • brush off
  • hold off
  • keep at a distance
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep at bay
  • lash out at
  • not hear of
  • pass up
  • push back
  • put in one's place
  • put off
  • send away
  • stave off
  • tell off
  • ward off
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antonyms for rebuffing

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  • OK
  • accept
  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • allow
  • approve
  • compliment
  • go along
  • grant
  • note
  • pay attention
  • praise
  • regard
  • sanction
  • welcome
  • aid
  • assist
  • attract
  • help
  • permit
  • hug
  • include
  • take in
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How to use rebuffing in a sentence

For a moment or two the young painter thought of refusing this present, but he was afraid of rebuffing Lise too cruelly.
ARTIST AND MODELREN DE PONT-JEST
In captivity such females usually took the offensive in attacking or rebuffing any other voles confined with them.
ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRAIRIE VOLE (MICROTUS OCHROGASTER)HENRY S. FITCH
I nodded; rebuffing his attentive eyes I stuffed the envelope into my pantaloons pocket.
DESERT DUSTEDWIN L. SABIN
They raised him from the ground, and as soon as he was on his feet he went tottering off, rebuffing all attempts at assistance.
THE MONSTER AND OTHER STORIESSTEPHEN CRANE
But though possessed of both, he proved one of those ill-fated beings whom failure never tires of rebuffing.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMANEDGAR FAWCETT
That was her excellent reason for rebuffing her husband's courtesy and setting out alone.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
One of the females was rebuffing her suitor rather petulantly, but when he flew away she lost no time in following.
BIRDS IN THE BUSHBRADFORD TORREY
But he dared not carry out his threat; for Scraggy was muttering to herself, the cat rebuffing her rough handling.
FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSINGGRACE MILLER WHITE
The art of rebuffing a man without gaucherie is not known to every woman; it is, in fact, the peculiar attribute of the well-bred.
THE QUAINT COMPANIONSLEONARD MERRICK
I walked through the suite of executive offices and down a sound rebuffing hallway.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
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