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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rebuff  \Re*buff"\,  n.  [It.  ribuffo  akin  to  ribuffare  to 
  repulse;  pref.  ri-  (L.  re-)  +  buffo  puff.  Cf  {Buff}  to 
  strike,  {Buffet}  a  blow.] 
  1.  Repercussion,  or  beating  back  a  quick  and  sudden 
  The  strong  rebuff  of  some  tumultuous  cloud. 
  2.  Sudden  check;  unexpected  repulse;  defeat;  refusal; 
  repellence;  rejection  of  solicitation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rebuff  \Re*buff"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rebuffed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Rebuffing}.] 
  To  beat  back  to  offer  sudden  resistance  to  to  check;  to 
  repel  or  repulse  violently,  harshly,  or  uncourteously 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  deliberate  discourteous  act  (usually  as  an  expression  of 
  anger  or  disapproval)  [syn:  {slight}] 
  2:  an  instance  of  driving  away  or  warding  off  [syn:  {snub},  {repulse}] 
  v  1:  reject  outright  and  bluntly  [syn:  {snub},  {brush  off},  {repel}] 
  2:  force  or  drive  back  "repel  the  attacker"  [syn:  {repel},  {repulse}, 
  {fight  off},  {drive  off},  {drive  back}] 

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