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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rejectionnoun

    the act of rejecting something

    "his proposals were met with rejection"

  2. rejectionnoun

    the state of being rejected

  3. rejectionnoun

    (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign

    "rejection of the transplanted liver"

  4. rejectionnoun

    the speech act of rejecting


  1. rejectionnoun

    The act of rejecting.

  2. rejectionnoun

    The state of being rejected.

  3. rejectionnoun

    a blocked shot

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rejectionnoun

    The act of casting off or throwing aside.

    Etymology: rejectio, Lat.

    The rejection I use of experiments, is infinite; but if an experiment be probable and of great use, I receive it. Francis Bacon.

    Medicines urinative do not work by rejection and indigestion, as solutive do. Francis Bacon.


  1. Rejection

    Rejection is a song by French DJ and record producer Martin Solveig. The song was released in the France as a CD single on 2 July 2007. It was released as the fourth and final single from his second studio album Hedonist (2005). The song was written and produced by Martin Solveig. The song has peaked to number 34 on the French Singles Chart.


  1. rejection

    Rejection refers to the act of dismissing, refusing or not accepting something, someone, or an idea. It can be experienced in various forms, such as professional rejection (job applications), personal rejection (relationships), or during creative pursuits (manuscripts or proposals). Furthermore, rejection can also denote an immune system's response towards foreign substances, like organ transplants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rejectionnoun

    act of rejecting, or state of being rejected

  2. Etymology: [L. rejectio: cf. F. rjection.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rejection' in Nouns Frequency: #2315

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rejection in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rejection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rejection in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    What greater rejection of those who will tear down our world than marshalling our best efforts to save it?

  2. Isaac Larian:

    I haven't yet been notified of the bid rejection but if this is true, it is very disappointing, it is our hope and expectation that we can continue to participate in the bid process, so we can keep fighting to save Toys 'R Us. We feel confident that we submitted a fair valuation of the company's US assets in an effort to save the business and over 130,000 domestic jobs.

  3. Sanjay Kulkarni:

    The longer people are on dialysis before they have a transplant, the worse their survival, so if you have a living donor, instead of waiting five years for a compatible donor, if you can get a transplant from an incompatible donor in a couple of months, this paper suggests that that is beneficial, despite the fact that they have a higher rate of rejection.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    The third rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the Commons, as well as the rejections of any alternative, pave the way for a no-deal exit.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think this argument between him and the Wall Street Journal over what is essentially two percent of the rate, I think it's slightly overexaggerated. It's not going to make any difference in the real world if there's a one or two percent lower rate, and I think what's he's doing is trying to win votes with the sweetener of the child tax credit, there's nothing wrong with that. And it's true that a pudding has to have a theme, but a tax plan doesn't have to have a theme. The theme here is that you're lowering the rate, particularly on the corporate side. You're lowering the tax on investment and return, capital gains, which is what everybody on the right has always said is the engine to drive growth. So, you've got very serious pro-growth elements in here, and you've got a sweetener for the child tax credit, that that's a rejection of Reaganism I find slightly over the top.

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