rebuffing[ noun ri-buhf, ree-buhf; verb ri-buhf ]SEE DEFINITION OF rebuffing
Synonyms for rebuffing
- fend off
- turn down
- 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
Antonyms for rebuffing
- go along
- pay attention
- take in
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REBUFFING
She had no reason for rebuffing, but good reason for showing gratitude.
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.
After rebuffing him, she strangely asks him, as if she knew that he would not consent, to spread his cloak on the grass.
For a moment or two the young painter thought of refusing this present, but he was afraid of rebuffing Lise too cruelly.
In captivity such females usually took the offensive in attacking or rebuffing any other voles confined with them.
I nodded; rebuffing his attentive eyes I stuffed the envelope into my pantaloons pocket.
They raised him from the ground, and as soon as he was on his feet he went tottering off, rebuffing all attempts at assistance.
But though possessed of both, he proved one of those ill-fated beings whom failure never tires of rebuffing.
One of the females was rebuffing her suitor rather petulantly, but when he flew away she lost no time in following.
That was her excellent reason for rebuffing her husband's courtesy and setting out alone.