refusal

  • 1 refusal — re‧fus‧al [rɪˈfjuːzl] noun give/​offer someone first refusal to let someone be the first to decide whether they want to buy something you are selling before you offer it to other people: • If you ever sell the business I d like to be offered… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 refusal — I noun abjuration, abnegation, ban, debarment, declination, declinature, defiance, denial, disallowance, disapprobation, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, discountenance, enjoinment, exclusion, incompliance, interdiction, negation, negative… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Refusal — Re*fus al ( al), n. 1. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance. [1913 Webster] Do they not seek occasion of new quarrels, On my refusal, to distress me more? Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The right of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 refusal — late 15c., from REFUSE (Cf. refuse) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 refusal — [n] denial of responsibility; unwillingness abnegation, ban, choice, cold shoulder*, declension, declination, defiance, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, discountenancing, disfavor, dissent, enjoinment, exclusion, forbidding,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 refusal — [ri fyo͞o′zəl] n. 1. the act of refusing 2. the right or chance to accept or refuse something before it is offered to another; option …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 refusal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, adamant, blank (BrE), blunt, complete, flat, outright, point blank, utter ▪ the panel …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 refusal — n. 1) an adamant, curt, flat, outright, point blank, unyielding refusal 2) a first refusal (BE; CE has first option) 3) a refusal to + inf. (I could not comprehend her refusal to help) 4) (misc.) to meet with a refusal * * * [rɪ fjuːz(ə)l] curt… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 Refusal — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Refusal >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 refusal refusal rejection Sgm: N 1 noncompliance noncompliance incompliance Sgm: N 1 denial denial Sgm: N 1 declining declining &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 declens …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 refusal */*/ — UK [rɪˈfjuːz(ə)l] / US [rɪˈfjuz(ə)l] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms refusal : singular refusal plural refusals the act of refusing to do something She gave a firm refusal. refusal to do something: The protesters considered several… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 refusal — re|fus|al [ rı fjuzl ] noun count or uncount ** the act of refusing to do something: She gave a firm refusal. refusal to do something: The protesters considered several options, including a refusal to pay taxes. a. the act of refusing to accept… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 refusal — [[t]rɪfju͟ːz(ə)l[/t]] refusals 1) N VAR Someone s refusal to do something is the fact of them showing or saying that they will not do it, allow it, or accept it. Her country suffered through her refusal to accept change... His letter in response… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 refusal — re|fus|al [rıˈfju:zəl] n [U and C] when you say firmly that you will not do, give, or accept something refusal to do sth ▪ His refusal to pay the fine got him into even more trouble. flat/blunt/point blank refusal (=an immediate direct refusal) ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 refusal — noun (C, U) 1 an act of saying or showing that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do: refusal to do sth: His refusal to pay the fine got him into trouble. | point blank refusal (=an immediate direct refusal) 2 an act of not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Refusal — A refusal is a term used in horse riding, when the horse does not jump a fence to which he was presented. This includes any stop in forward motion. A run out is when the horse quickly slides past or ducks out of a fence instead of jumping it,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 refusal — The denial of a request or demand. The rejection of an offer or of property sought to be delivered. The rejection of an offer of possession. Although, in its ordinary usage, the word usually imports that a demand has been made upon a person and… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 refusal — noun 1) we had one refusal to our invitation Syn: nonacceptance, no, dissent, demurral, negation, turndown; regrets 2) you can have first refusal Syn: option, choice, opportunity to purchase 3) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 refusal — noun 1) we had one refusal to our invitation Syn: non acceptance, no, rejection, rebuff, turndown; informal knock back 2) the refusal of planning permission Syn: withholding, denial • Ant …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 refusal — Synonyms and related words: Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abjuration, abjurement, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, ban, brush off, bucking, challenge, choice, chucking, chucking out, cold shoulder, contempt …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 refusal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Declining to do or accept Nouns refusal; nonacceptance, denial, declining, declination, rejection; disclaimer, repudiation; negation, contradiction; rebuff, repulse, snub. Informal, thumbs down. See… …

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