Meaning of “rebuff” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “rebuff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rebuffverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈbʌf/

to refuse to accept a suggestion, a request for help, or an offer to help, often in an unfriendly way:

Our request for assistance has been rebuffed.
noun [ C ] us /rɪˈbʌf/

Boren’s idea took a sharp rebuff.

(Definition of “rebuff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)