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ri buhf

  • 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
    rebuff the attack

  • Urgently needing to rebuff the naysayers already claiming he doesn't deserve his lofty title, Asashoryu's trials suddenly seem far from over.
  • The dismemberment of his energy tax is a case study in how difficult it has been for Clinton to make good on his pledge to rebuff those diverse interests in favor of the larger good.
  • Despiteor perhaps because ofPresident Johnson's declaration of noncandidacy, primaries in Texas and Florida last week resulted in a repudiation of his policies and a rebuff.

  • Dmitry Medvedev in Independent
    Just recently we have had to rebuff an aggression unleashed by the Georgian regime and, as we found, a war can flare up suddenly and can be absolutely real,Medvedev said.
  • Joe Higgins in 940 News
    This is a huge rebuff to the political establishment. It shows there is massive distrust among ordinary working people,said Joe Higgins, the sole Socialist party member in the Irish parliament.
  • Brendan Barber in
    But TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "The chancellor must use his budget to give a firm no to this special pleading and strongly rebuff the business lobbying for a U-turn on the inadequate proposals to levy non-doms."

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