Definitions for: Rebuff

[n] a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
[n] an instance of driving away or warding off
[v] reject outright and bluntly
[v] force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*buff", n. [It. ribuffo, akin to ribuffare to
repulse; pref. ri- (L. re-) + buffo puff. Cf. Buff to
strike, Buffet a blow.]
1. Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden

The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.

2. Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal;
repellence; rejection of solicitation.

Re*buff", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuffed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Rebuffing.]
To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to
repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.

Synonyms: brush off, drive back, fight off, repel, repel, repulse, repulse, slight, snub, snub

See Also: cold shoulder, cut, defend, discourtesy, disdain, fight, fight back, fight down, freeze off, offence, offense, offensive activity, oppose, pooh-pooh, reject, rejection, scorn, silent treatment, snub, spurn, turn down

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