Not only did she rebuff his awkward advance in person, she went home and did some sleuthing.
March 2012: “In rebuff to Obama, Abbas says he will send ultimatum to Israel.”
“You are going to Berbera, perhaps,” he went on, nowise discomfited by the rebuff.
Subconsciously his busy ego was finding solace after last night's rebuff.
Young Anatole took his rebuff without any indication of emotion.
At the house of an old lady of seventy, a paralytic, the rebuff was of a different kind.
Standing before his desk the eccentric scientist babbled his complaint of Vidac's rebuff and Roger's outrageous insolence.
Yet even from this rebuff he managed to deftly extract a compliment.
Her action was almost a rebuff, and suggested small enough thanks.
Madame Beattie seemed not to suspect the possibility of rebuff.
1610s, from rebuff (v.), or from Middle French rebuffe or Italian ribuffo.