One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his offer was immediately rebuffed’
reject, turn down, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate, disdain
snub, slight, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, turn one's back on
give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut, cut dead, look right through
informal give someone the brush-off, tell someone where to get off, put down, freeze out, stiff-arm
British informal knock back
North American informal give someone the bum's rush, give someone the brush
Australian informal snout
informal, dated give someone the go-by
1‘the rebuff did little to dampen his ardour’
rejection, snub, slight, repulse, cut
refusal, spurning, repudiation, repulsion, cold-shouldering, discouragement
informal brush-off, knock-back, put-down, kick in the teeth, slap in the face, smack in the face, smack in the eye
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