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rebuff

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈbʌf/ formal us  
to refuse to accept a helpful suggestion or offer from someone, often by answering in an unfriendly way: She rebuffed all suggestions that she should resign.Refusing and rejecting
rebuff
noun [C] uk   us  
Her desperate request for help was met with a rebuff.Refusing and rejecting
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