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English definition of “refusal”

refusal

noun [C or U]     /rɪˈfjuːzəl/
the act of saying that you will not do or accept something: Her request for more money met with a refusal.refusal to do sth They were frustrated by his refusal to discuss the problem.refusal of sth Refusal of a suitable alternative job may lead to an employee losing the right to redundancy pay.
→ See also right of first refusal
(Definition of refusal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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