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re·fus·al

refusal

 
pronunciation:
rih fyu zl
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of not doing what is requested or saying no to something.
The dog's refusal to eat his favorite food showed that something was wrong with him.We knew Amy was angry at Maya, but her refusal to come to Maya's party still surprised all of us.
antonyms:
assent
similar words:
denial
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