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synonyms for refused

  • banned
  • blocked
  • denied
  • dismissed
  • disowned
  • forbidden
  • forsaken
  • prohibited
  • rebuffed
  • rejected
  • repelled
  • repudiated
  • spurned
  • vetoed
  • turned down

antonyms for refused

MOST RELEVANT
  • allowed
  • permitted
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How to use refused in a sentence

They were never refused, for their recipients looked upon them much in the light of a royal command.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Condillac after the marquis's death had refused to pay tithes to Mother Church and has flouted and insulted the Bishop.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I desired the captain would please to accept this ring in return of his civilities, which he absolutely refused.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The sepoys refused to obey, and the sowars, drawing their pistols, shot dead or severely wounded six British officers.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
How many times more would you have wished to be refused, and how many refusals would have been required to give me my liberty?
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He that refused a pipe in company was accounted peevish and unsociable.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Though frightened to death, I refused to part with my reserve and made ready to go and take command of it at break of dawn.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Accordingly, as soon as they saw our Priests they refused outright to let the ship sail if the Jesuits were to embark in it.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Mademoiselle had incontinently refused, and madame, to win her compliance, had resorted to threats.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He was at once offered (but wisely refused) his liberty, and later on he was put ashore at Balanga (Bataan).
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO REFUSED

  • banned
  • black-market
  • closed
  • closed-down
  • closed-up
  • contraband
  • no-go
  • no-no
  • off-limits
  • out of bounds
  • outlawed
  • prohibited
  • proscribed
  • refused
  • taboo
  • verboten
  • vetoed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.