What does refusal mean?

Definitions for refusal
rɪˈfyu zəlre·fusal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refusal(noun)

    the act of refusing

  2. refusal(noun)

    a message refusing to accept something that is offered


  1. refusal(Noun)

    The act of refusing.

  2. refusal(Noun)

    Depth or point at which well or borehole drilling cannot continue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refusal(noun)

    the act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance

  2. Refusal(noun)

    the right of taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; as, to give one the refusal of a farm; to have the refusal of an employment


  1. Refusal

    In horse riding, a refusal is the failure of a horse to jump a fence to which he/she is presented. This includes any stop in forward motion. A run-out is when the horse quickly slides past or "ducks out" of a fence instead of jumping it, without stopping forward motion.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'refusal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4659

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'refusal' in Nouns Frequency: #1878

Anagrams for refusal »

  1. fur seal

  2. earfuls

How to pronounce refusal?

  1. Alex
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How to say refusal in sign language?

  1. refusal


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refusal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refusal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of refusal in a Sentence

  1. Coco Chanel:

    Elegance is refusal.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.

  3. Carrie P. Snow:

    Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.

  4. Pope Francis:

    The reason was not a refusal of the person or fear of China.

  5. Søren Kierkegaard:

    Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Images & Illustrations of refusal

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