Synonyms of refuse in English

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refuse1


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verb

1‘he refused their invitation to lunch’

SYNONYMS

decline, turn down, say no to

reject, spurn, scorn, rebuff, disdain, repudiate, dismiss, repulse

shake one's head, send one's regrets

baulk at, demur at, protest at, jib at, draw the line at

informal pass up

British informal knock back

ANTONYMS

accept

2‘the Council refused planning permission’

SYNONYMS

withhold, not grant, disapprove, deny, discountenance

informal give the thumbs down to

ANTONYMS

grant


Synonyms of refuse in English

: refuse1refuse2

refuse2


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noun

1‘dogs nosed around in piles of refuse’

SYNONYMS

rubbish, waste, debris, litter, garbage, discarded matter, detritus, dross, landfill, scrap, rubble, slag, spoilage, sullage, sewage, slop

dregs, lees, leavings, leftovers, sweepings

North American trash

Australian NZ mullock

informal dreck, junk

British informal gash

debitage

rare draff, raffle, raff