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rebuff - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rebuff

(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms : slight

(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off
Synonyms : repulse , snub

(verb) reject outright and bluntly
Synonyms : repel , snub
Example Sentence
  • She snubbed his proposal

(verb) force or drive back
Synonyms : drive back , fight off , repel , repulse
Example Sentence
  • repel the attacker
  • fight off the onslaught
  • rebuff the attack

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuff

re (reject) + buff (bluff) -> you will reject/snub/beat back what a bluff (person who pretends or lies) says !
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by khushi5

re+buff(buffalo)....so when your buffalo..hits you.. and you beat it.... My Buffalo did it ones with Me hahahah ;)
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by preetisoni2411

a BUFFER is used to block or repel.
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by dshefman

when a bluff person calls u u reply very bluntly
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by 1.6k

reBUFF>>sayin a girl that she is a BUFFalo means u r snubbing and insulting her!!!!!!not gud for u :)
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by vivek07

Rebuff=Re(reply)+puff(food) snub that he cannot talk again.
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by rakei

A dog Rejected a stranger entry by barking "wuff wuff"
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by siddharth4484

if some1s bluff is caught, and he bluffs again then it a rebuff and u will reject it pretty bluntly
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by friendofafriend

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