Rebuff

Definition of Rebuff

Re`buff´   Pronunciation: rė`bŭft´
n.1.Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.
- Milton.
2.Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.
v. t.1.To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
[imp. & p. p. Rebuffed (rė*bŭft"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuffing.]

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