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refusal

noun [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 to see that the protection of the environment must be our first priority today is a great tragedy.
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in Korean 거절…
in Arabic رَفْض…
in Portuguese recusa…
in Catalan negativa…
in Japanese 拒否, 拒絶, 却下…
in Italian rifiuto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絕, 回絕…
in Russian отказ…
in Turkish ret, reddetmek, kabul etmeme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝, 回绝…
in Polish odmowa…
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