CET6+ TEM4 GRE
- rebuff (v.)
- 1580s, from obsolete French rebuffer "to check, snub," from Italian ribuffare "to check, chide, snide," from ribuffo "a snub," from ri- "back" (from Latin re-, see re-) + buffo "a puff," of imitative origin (compare buffet (v.)). Related: Rebuffed; rebuffing.
- rebuff (n.)
- 1610s, from rebuff (v.), or from Middle French rebuffe or Italian ribuffo.
- 1. His reaction was as much of a rebuff as a physical recoil.
- 2. The results of the poll dealt a humiliating rebuff to Mr Jones.
- 3. Her offer of help was met with a sharp rebuff.
- 4. She suffered a rebuff from her manager when she raised the matter.
- 5. Her efforts were met with a sharp rebuff.
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