Definition of "rebuffed" []

  • To snub, reject, or refuse (a person offering help or sympathy, an offer of help, etc) abruptly or out of hand (verb)
  • To beat back (an attack); repel (verb)
  • A blunt refusal or rejection; snub (noun)
  • Any sudden check to progress or action (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of rebuff. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rebuffed" in a sentence
  • "After the court was forced into the increasingly nasty power struggle between Nickles and Thomas (D-Ward 5), Beaudin rebuffed a request by city attorneys that the first-term council member immediately turn over the information related to Team Thomas, established in 2000 to provide grants to youths and community-based organizations in Northeast Washington."
  • "The media picks its favorites and decides who gets the macho word rebuffed and who gets the weanie word bridled, and Powell has Obama in his cross-hairs."
  • "On an unrelated note that reflected simmering tension between China and Japan that recently involved coast guard activities in waters that border them, Okada told Yang that China should cut its nuclear arsenal, a call rebuffed by the Chinese minister as grounded on unnecessary concern."