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rebuff

[n. ri-buhf, ree-buhf; v. ri-buhf]
noun
1.
a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of a person making advances.
2.
a peremptory refusal of a request, offer, etc.; snub.
3.
a check to action or progress.
verb (used with object)
4.
to give a rebuff to; check; repel; refuse; drive away.

Origin:
1580–90; < Middle French rebuffer < Italian ribuffare to disturb, reprimand, derivative of ribuffo (noun), equivalent to ri- re- + buffo puff; see buffoon

rebuffable, adjective
rebuffably, adverb
unrebuffable, adjective
unrebuffed, adjective


4. snub, slight, reject, spurn.
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rebuff (rɪˈbʌf)
 
vb
1.  to snub, reject, or refuse (a person offering help or sympathy, an offer of help, etc) abruptly or out of hand
2.  to beat back (an attack); repel
 
n
3.  a blunt refusal or rejection; snub
4.  any sudden check to progress or action
 
[C16: from Old French rebuffer, from Italian ribuffare, from ribuffo a reprimand, from ri-re- + buffo puff, gust, apparently of imitative origin]

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rebuff
1586, from obs. Fr. rebuffer "to check, snub," from It. ribuffare "to check, chide, snide," from ribuffo "a snub," from ri- "back" (from L. re-) + buffo "a puff," of imitative origin (cf. buffet (v.)). The noun is first recorded 1611.
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