verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of rebuff
OTHER WORDS FROM rebuffre·buff·a·ble, adjectivere·buff·a·bly, adverbun·re·buff·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·buffed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rebuff
The presentation was a kind of rebuff to those who think Disney has been one-upped in the digital world by Netflix.Disney unveils huge cache of content, signaling it seeks to dominate both digital and theaters|Steven Zeitchik|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
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.”
Or we simply learn how to artfully rebuff advances by subtly threatening to blow the whistle on despicable and degrading behavior.
The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.Dope|Sax Rohmer
"Tell him to call," she said to Tim, who delivered her message rather awkwardly, as if expecting a rebuff.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Nothing dismayed by his first rebuff, the audacious Fouch again intervened.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
He was so easily rebuffed, and she was so reluctant to rebuff him.A Houseful of Girls|Sarah Tytler
Take, for instance, the matter of a caress or an embrace—how would you react to repeated rebuff?The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler