Refusal

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Refusal->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ refusal
refusal
rejection
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ noncompliance
noncompliance
incompliance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ denial
denial
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ declining
declining
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ declension
declension
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ declinature
declinature
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ peremptory refusal
peremptory refusal
flat refusal
point blank refusal
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ repulse
repulse
rebuff
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ discountenance
discountenance
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ recusancy
recusancy
abnegation
protest
disclaimer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dissent
dissent
&c. 489
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ revocation
revocation
&c. 756
PARAG:Refusal->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ refuse
refuse
reject
deny
decline
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ nill
nill
negative
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ refuse one's assent
refuse one's assent
withhold one's assent
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ shake the head
shake the head
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ close the hand
close the hand
close the purse
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ grudge
grudge
begrudge
be slow to
hang fire
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pass
pass
=>(at cards)
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be deaf to
be deaf to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ turn a deaf ear to
turn a deaf ear to
turn one's back upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ set one's face against
set one's face against
discountenance
not hear of
have nothing to do with
wash one's hands of
stand aloof
forswear
set aside
cast behind one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not yield an inch
not yield an inch
&c.(obstinacy) 606
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ resist
resist
cross
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ not grant
not grant
&c. 762
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ repel
repel
repulse
shut the door in one's face
slam the door in one's face
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ rebuff
rebuff
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ send back
send back
send to the right about
send away with a flea in the ear
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ deny oneself
deny oneself
not be at home to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ discard
discard
&c.(repudiate) 610
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ rescind
rescind
&c.(revoke) 756
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ disclaim
disclaim
protest
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dissent
dissent
&c. 489
PARAG:Refusal->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ refusing
refusing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ restive
restive
restiff|
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ recusant
recusant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ uncomplying
uncomplying
unconsenting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not willing to hear of
not willing to hear of
deaf to
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ refused
refused
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ ungranted
ungranted
out of the question
not to be thought of
impossible
PARAG:Refusal->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ no
no
&c. 536
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ on no account
on no account
not for the world
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ no thank you
no thank you

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • refusal — I noun abjuration, abnegation, ban, debarment, declination, declinature, defiance, denial, disallowance, disapprobation, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, discountenance, enjoinment, exclusion, incompliance, interdiction, negation, negative… …   Law dictionary

  • Refusal — Re*fus al ( al), n. 1. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance. [1913 Webster] Do they not seek occasion of new quarrels, On my refusal, to distress me more? Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The right of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refusal — late 15c., from REFUSE (Cf. refuse) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • refusal — [n] denial of responsibility; unwillingness abnegation, ban, choice, cold shoulder*, declension, declination, defiance, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, discountenancing, disfavor, dissent, enjoinment, exclusion, forbidding,… …   New thesaurus

  • refusal — [ri fyo͞o′zəl] n. 1. the act of refusing 2. the right or chance to accept or refuse something before it is offered to another; option …   English World dictionary

  • refusal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, adamant, blank (BrE), blunt, complete, flat, outright, point blank, utter ▪ the panel …   Collocations dictionary

  • refusal — n. 1) an adamant, curt, flat, outright, point blank, unyielding refusal 2) a first refusal (BE; CE has first option) 3) a refusal to + inf. (I could not comprehend her refusal to help) 4) (misc.) to meet with a refusal * * * [rɪ fjuːz(ə)l] curt… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • refusal */*/ — UK [rɪˈfjuːz(ə)l] / US [rɪˈfjuz(ə)l] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms refusal : singular refusal plural refusals the act of refusing to do something She gave a firm refusal. refusal to do something: The protesters considered several… …   English dictionary

  • refusal — re|fus|al [ rı fjuzl ] noun count or uncount ** the act of refusing to do something: She gave a firm refusal. refusal to do something: The protesters considered several options, including a refusal to pay taxes. a. the act of refusing to accept… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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