(noun, verb)


1. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Similar word(s): slight

Definition categories: act, discourtesy, offence, offense

2. an instance of driving away or warding off

Similar word(s): repulse, snub

Definition categories: communication, rejection

Sentences with rebuff as a noun:

- He was surprised by her quick rebuff to his proposal.


1. reject outright and bluntly

Similar word(s): repel, snub

Definition categories: communication, disdain, reject, scorn, spurn

2. force or drive back

- rebuff the attack

Similar word(s): repel, repulse

Definition categories: competition, defend, fight, oppose