Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
rebuff /ri'bʌf/
  • ngoại động từ
    • từ chối dứt khoát, cự tuyệt, khước từ
    • (quân sự) đẩy lui (một cuộc tấn công)
Concise Dictionary
+a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
+an instance of driving away or warding off
+reject outright and bluntly
+force or drive back

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 rejection, snub, check, denial, repulse, refusal, dismissal, defeat, repudiation, slight, discouragement, Colloq cold shoulder, cut, put-down, brush-off, Slang US brush:
Ellie's friendly approach was met with an abrupt rebuff.
2 reject, snub, check, deny, repel, drive away, spurn, repulse, refuse, dismiss, defeat, repudiate, slight, ignore, send (someone) to Coventry, Colloq give (someone) the cold shoulder, cut, put (someone) down, brush (someone) off, give (someone) the brush-off, tell (someone) where to go or get off, tell (someone) where to get lost, Slang give (someone) his or her walking papers, freeze (someone) out, US give (someone) the brush, show (someone) the door:
She rebuffed everyone who proposed marriage to her, preferring to remain a spinster.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
(formal) an unkind refusal of a friendly offer, request or suggestion: Her offer of help was met with a sharp rebuff.
rebuff verb: [VN] They rebuffed her request for help.
Collocation Dictionary


harsh, sharp, stinging | humiliating


meet (sth) with, receive, suffer
Her efforts were met with a sharp rebuff.
| risk
My father was too proud to risk a rebuff, so he simply did not ask her.
| expect
He avoided speaking to her, expecting a rebuff.
| accept | ignore


(in) a ~ to
In a rebuff to the president, Congress voted against the bill.
| ~ from
She suffered a rebuff from her manager when she raised the matter.

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