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Meaning of “refusal” in the English Dictionary

"refusal" in British English

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refusalnoun [C or U]

uk   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 tosee that the ​protection of the ​environment must be ​our first ​priority today is a ​greattragedy.

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

"refusal" in Business English

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refusalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈfjuːzəl/
the ​act of saying that you will not do or ​accept something: Her ​request for more ​moneymet 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 ​employeelosing the ​right to ​redundancypay.
(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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