verb (used with object)
- rebreathing anesthesia,
- rebreathing technique,
- rebus sic stantibus,
Origin of rebuff
Examples from the Web for rebuff
Not only did she rebuff his awkward advance in person, she went home and did some sleuthing.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
March 2012: “In rebuff to Obama, Abbas says he will send ultimatum to Israel.”
The poor fellow would be suffering from his rebuff, and Vine shrank from listening to any appeal.Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn
Perhaps again the rebuff he received was in consequence of his rustic appearance.From Canal Boy to President|Horatio Alger, Jr.
Grotait's cheek reddened with anger at this rebuff, and it cost him an effort to retain his friendly intentions.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade
The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.Dope|Sax Rohmer
He need ask no leave from me, and need run no risk of my rebuff or of Princess Heinrich's stiffness.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
Word Origin for rebuff
1580s, from obsolete French rebuffer "to check, snub," from Italian ribuffare "to check, chide, snide," from ribuffo "a snub," from ri- "back" (from Latin re-, see re-) + buffo "a puff," of imitative origin (cf. buffet (v.)). Related: Rebuffed; rebuffing.
1610s, from rebuff (v.), or from Middle French rebuffe or Italian ribuffo.