V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

II. SPECIAL INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

Refusal.

[Antonyms: offer.]

[Nouns] refusal, rejection; noncompliance, incompliance; denial; declining; declension; declinature; peremptory refusal, flat refusal, point blank refusal; repulse, rebuff; discountenance.

recusancy, abnegation, protest, disclaimer; dissent [more]; revocation [more].

[Verbs] refuse, reject, deny, decline; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, be slow to, hang fire; pass [at cards].

be deaf to; turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back upon; set one's face against, discountenance, not hear of, have nothing to do with, wash one's hands of, stand aloof, forswear, set aside, cast behind one; not yield an inch (obstinancy) [more].

resist, cross; not grant [more]; repel, repulse, shut the door in one's face, slam the door in one's face; rebuff; send back, send to the right about, send away with a flea in the ear; deny oneself, not be at home to; discard (repudiate) [more]; rescind (revoke) [more]; disclaim, protest; dissent [more].

[Adjectives] refusing; restive, restiff; recusant; uncomplying, unconsenting; not willing to hear of, deaf to.

refused; ungranted, out of the question, not to be thought of, impossible.

[Adverbs] no [more]; on no account, not for the world; no thank you.

[Phrases] non possumus; [ironically] your humble servant; bien oblige; not on your life [U.S.].

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