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refusalnoun [C or U]

uk   /rɪˈfjuː.zəl/ us   /rɪˈfjuː.zəl/
C1 the act of refusing to do or accept something: Our request for permission to travel met with/received a flat/point-blank (= complete) refusal from the authorities. [+ to infinitive] The government's refusal to see that the protection of the environment must be our first priority today is a great tragedy.

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

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refusalnoun [C or U]

uk   /rɪˈfjuːzəl/ us  
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.
(Definition of refusal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “refusal”
in Arabic رَفْض…
in Korean 거절…
in Portuguese recusa…
in Catalan negativa…
in Japanese 拒否, 拒絶, 却下…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝, 回绝…
in Turkish ret, reddetmek, kabul etmeme…
in Russian отказ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絕, 回絕…
in Italian rifiuto…
in Polish odmowa…
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