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My parents, who had divorced a few years earlier, felt hopeless, unable to rein in my constant verbal and physical outbursts and my refusal to go to class.

Republicans will be held accountable for their refusal to stand up for democracy and for the security of their own colleagues.

When informed of this, the “investigator accepted the refusal without question,” according to GAO records.

This means that high refusal rates could jeopardize achieving population immunity even under ideal conditions, and may be even higher in reality.

The rule, pushed by Comptroller Brian Brooks, had been encouraged by some Republicans frustrated by banks’ refusal to lend to certain types of businesses, such as gun manufacturers and oil and gas companies.

He was pinned to the cement for his refusal to go along with an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.

But the fun of reading Lennon is in his outright refusal to conform to expectations.

The alliance between America and rebel forces has been strained by the U.S. refusal to directly attack the Assad regime.

Their refusal leads the officer to shoot one of the boys to death.

The refusal to compromise is a watchword of their candidates who wear it as a badge of pride.

Ripperda accompanied this unexpected refusal, with a laboured epistle to his imperial friend.

He called upon the Order to show their title-deeds, but was met with a contemptuous refusal.

Insurrectionary movements at Rome in consequence of the pope's refusal to declare war against Austria.

Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.

Edna and her father had a warm, and almost violent dispute upon the subject of her refusal to attend her sister's wedding.


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On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to refusal, such as: ban, defiance, exclusion, noncompliance, rejection, and reversal.

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