Not only did she rebuff his awkward advance in person, she went home and did some sleuthing.
March 2012: “In rebuff to Obama, Abbas says he will send ultimatum to Israel.”
“You are going to Berbera, perhaps,” he went on, nowise discomfited by the rebuff.
She met with a rebuff because she had Negro blood in her veins.
Young Anatole took his rebuff without any indication of emotion.
But that confidence was very tremulous, ready to yield to the first rebuff.
Standing before his desk the eccentric scientist babbled his complaint of Vidac's rebuff and Roger's outrageous insolence.
Hence it was that I received my second rebuff of the morning.
Her action was almost a rebuff, and suggested small enough thanks.
I was not in the mood to receive the rebuff calmly, and she simmered down.
1610s, from rebuff (v.), or from Middle French rebuffe or Italian ribuffo.