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Definition of REFUSAL

2 definitions found:

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 taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; as, to give one the refusal of a farm; to have the refusal of an employment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

149 Moby Thesaurus words for "refusal": Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abjuration, abjurement, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, ban, brush-off, bucking, challenge, choice, chucking, chucking out, cold shoulder, contempt, contention, contraband, contradiction, contraposition, contravention, contraversion, counteraction, counterworking, crosscurrent, crossing, cursoriness, cut, declination, declining, denial, despisal, despising, disagreement, disallowance, disapproval, discard, disclamation, discounting, disinclination, dismissal, disobedience, disownment, disposal, disregard, disrelish, dissent, distaste, embargo, emption, exception, exclusion, first option, first refusal, foot-dragging, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, fractiousness, grudging consent, grudgingness, head wind, ignoring, impugnation, impugnment, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, intractableness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, law, mutinousness, negation, no-no, nolition, nonacceptance, nonapproval, nonconsideration, obstinacy, opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnation, option, passing by, perfunctoriness, preclusion, preemption, prevention, privilege, prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscription, putting away, putting out, rebuff, rebutment, rebuttal, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recantation, refractoriness, rejection, reluctance, renitence, renitency, renouncement, repression, repudiation, repugnance, repulse, resistance, restrictive covenants, right of emption, right of preemption, ruling out, scouting, slowness, snub, spurning, standing against, statute, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, sumptuary laws, suppression, taboo, throwing out, traversal, turning out, undercurrent, unenthusiasm, unwillingness, zoning, zoning laws

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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