Definition of rebuff :
1. Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
2. Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.
3. To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
opposition (part of speech: noun)
contradiction, suppression, adversary, conflict, repression, fight, impediment, counterattack, obstruction, disagreement, opposition, confrontation, friction, counteraction, antagonism, inhibition, hindrance, objection, obstinacy, protest, interference, defiance, repulsion, challenge, dispute, resistance
oppose (part of speech: verb)
disagree, oppose, meddle, impede, antagonize, object, intercept, hinder, counteract, counter, repulse, repel, obstruct, suppress, confront, cross, inhibit, defy, oppress, resist, repress, contradict, check, interfere
recoil (part of speech: noun)
repulse (part of speech: verb)
resist (part of speech: verb)
- In the very same place where, on an evening never to be forgotten, he had received the first sharp rebuff from Barbara, she now confessed her guilt to him- he doubtless noticed it. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- If you are turned down don't get disheartened; on the contrary, let the rebuff act as a stimulant to further effort. - "How to Speak and Write Correctly", Joseph Devlin.
- Thus they conversed, and the Countess too took part, now sensible, now confused; Klaus Heinrich took considerable pains not to rebuff or chill her by his manner, and addressed her as " Frau Meier" whenever she appeared to think it necessary for her protection against the plots of the wicked women. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.