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Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
Annie Besant

Meaning of "refusal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REFUSAL

refusal  [rɪˈfjuːzəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REFUSAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Refusal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REFUSAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Refusal

Refusal is lack of agreement to perform a particular course of action. Refusal can also mean: ▪ A refusal can be indicated by the word no ▪ Refusal, a concept in equestrian activities occurs when a horse will not jump or cross over an obstacle. ▪ Refusal of work ▪ Refusal to deal ▪ Refusal of medical assistance ▪ Refusal skills ▪ Driven to refusal, an engineering/surveying term used in pile-driving. ▪ Disulfiram, by the trade name Refusal...

Definition of refusal in the English dictionary

The definition of refusal in the dictionary is the act or an instance of refusing. Other definition of refusal is the opportunity to reject or accept; option.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REFUSAL


accusal
əˈkjuːzəl
bamboozle
bæmˈbuːzəl
Basel
ˈbɑːzəl
biodiesel
ˈbaɪəʊˌdiːzəl
causal
ˈkɔːzəl
diesel
ˈdiːzəl
disabusal
ˌdɪsəˈbjuːzəl
easel
ˈiːzəl
excusal
ɪksˈkjuːzəl
foozle
ˈfuːzəl
medusal
mɪˈdjuːzəl
Mosel
ˈmoːzəl
ousel
ˈuːzəl
ouzel
ˈuːzəl
perusal
pəˈruːzəl
recusal
rɪˈkjuːzəl
reperusal
ˌriːpəˈruːzəl
snoozle
ˈsnuːzəl
weasel
ˈwiːzəl
wurzel
ˈwɜːzəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REFUSAL

refurbishing
refurbishment
refurnish
refusable
refuse
refuse bin
refuse chute
refuse collection
refuse collector
refuse destructor
refuse disposal
refuse disposal service
refuse disposal unit
refuse dump
refuse lorry
refuse truck
refusenik
refuser
refusion
refusnik

WORDS THAT END LIKE REFUSAL

arousal
carousal
clausal
espousal
first refusal
hyperarousal
multicausal
noncausal
occlusal
overarousal
pausal
perimenopausal
postmenopausal
premenopausal
re-arousal
spousal

Synonyms and antonyms of refusal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REFUSAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «refusal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of refusal

Translation of «refusal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REFUSAL

Find out the translation of refusal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of refusal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «refusal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拒绝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

negativa
570 millions of speakers

English

refusal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इनकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَفْض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отказ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recusa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্বীকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

refus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keengganan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ablehnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

拒否
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penolakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự từ chối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மறுப்பது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ret
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rifiuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odmowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відмова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

refuz
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άρνηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weiering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vägran
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avslag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of refusal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUSAL»

The term «refusal» is very widely used and occupies the 21.358 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUSAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «refusal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «refusal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about refusal

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10 QUOTES WITH «REFUSAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word refusal.
1
Chinua Achebe
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
2
Alex Berenson
Sochi started with the same problem as every Winter Olympics. Forget the crass commercialism, the fake amateurism, NBC's refusal to televise important events live to all its viewers. As an event, the Winter Games fail on the most basic level. They're lousy to watch.
3
Annie Besant
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
4
Lois Capps
The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
5
Coco Chanel
Elegance is refusal.
6
Alexander Chase
A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
7
Neil Cross
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he's fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that's what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten.
8
Caleb Cushing
It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.
9
Rose George
His death certificate says he died first of pneumonia and secondly of Alzheimer's disease. They could have listed another cause of death: a refusal to properly care for dementia sufferers, even when they are violent, and an equal inability to care for their carers. My dad died of dementia, but also because dying was the easiest way to treat him.
10
Zac Goldsmith
'Green' is likely to be a big issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential election - largely in response to George Bush's suicidal refusal to engage with environmental issues.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REFUSAL»

Discover the use of refusal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to refusal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety Or School ...
Helps parents decide when a child's reluctance to leave them, and in particular a refusal to go to school, goes beyond normal separation anxiety, and suggests ways to help children develop the power to cope with the problem.
Andrew R. Eisen, Linda B. Engler, 2006
2
Community and Organization in the New Left, 1962-1968: The ...
Wini Breines traces the evolution of the New Left movement through the Free Speech Movement, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and SDS's community organization projects.
Wini Breines, 1989
3
Refusal
This moving and profoundly truthful story is told in the form of diary, kept by Angélika, the sister-in-law and friend of Klara, who, after her release from Auschwitz, wandered through war-ravaged Europe for two months before returning to ...
Soazig Aaron, Barbara Bray, 2008
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Understanding School Refusal: A Handbook for Professionals ...
' Education Today School refusal is a crippling condition in which children experience extreme anxiety or panic attacks when faced with everyday school life and this handbook aims to explore and raise awareness of the problem of school ...
Karen J. Grandison, M. S. Thambirajah, Louise De-Hayes, 2007
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Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean
Refusal of the Shadow explores the nature of the relationship between black anti-colonialist movements in the Caribbean and the most radical of the European avant-gardes, and presents a series of texts which reveal its complexity.
Michael Richardson, Krzysztof Fijałkowski, 1996
6
I Said No!: Refusal Skills
In this new book by Slim Goodbody, children are taught to understand when and why they need to say "no", and how to refuse and still keep their friends.
John Burstein, 2009
7
Refusal Shoes
If you?ve ever been on the receiving end of an immigration officer, know someone who has, or are just curious about what they can (and do) get away with, then you must read this hilarious novel.
Tony Saint, 2007
8
A Culture of Refusal: The Lives and Literacies of ...
Offers case studies of children who have dropped out of school, including child migrant agricultural laborers and children with social disabilities.
‎2004
9
School Refusal
Distinguishes between school refusal and other forms of school attendance problems Assists practitioners with the development of an intervention plan for school refusal Provides resources which are useful in assessment and management of ...
David Heyne, Stephanie Rollings, 2002
10
Resistance, Rebellion and Refusal in Groups: The 3 Rs
This volume is essential reading for individual and group psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, academics, and students of psychoanalytic theory.
Richard M. Billow, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REFUSAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term refusal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iwi to challenge Govt's interpretation of Right of First Refusal
Ngati Whātua and Waikato-Tainui will legally challenge the Government's interpretation of Right of First Refusal. Ngati Whātua Ōrākei representative Ngarimu ... «Māori Television, Jun 15»
2
East Tennessee officers ramp up patrol during 'No Refusal' weekend
Tennessee Highway Patrol is stepping up patrol and "No Refusal" will be in effect. "No Refusal" is when drivers are not allowed to refuse to give a sample of ... «Local 8 Now, May 15»
3
Mali rebels confirm refusal to sign peace deal
Bamako (AFP) - Mali's Tuareg-led rebellion reaffirmed in a statement Wednesday its refusal to sign a peace deal agreed by other armed groups and the ... «Yahoo News, Apr 15»
4
Cameron County to implement year-round 'no refusal' policy
Starting June 1st, Cameron County will be implementing a “no refusal” policy for anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. When the policy is ... «KGBT-TV, Apr 15»
5
Refusal of PARCC exam could impact schools' federal funding
Many students won't be taking the test though, because their parents are refusing to let them participate. Rhode Island doesn't have a formal policy that allows ... «WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, Mar 15»
6
Nunavut breathalyzer case a lesson for police in when a refusal isn't …
Since a charge of refusing to blow carries the same penalty as a charge for blowing over the legal limit, “police have to be careful to either get an unequivocal ... «National Post, Mar 15»
7
Dave Ramsey: What does 'first right of refusal' mean?
Dear Dave,. I bought a piece of lake property not long ago, and the developer has first right of refusal if we decide to sell it. We originally looked at the property ... «Times Herald-Record, Mar 15»
8
Zoe Black inquest: 'Refusal' to visit killer mother 'unjustifiable'
A "refusal" of a request for a weekend social care visit for a woman who went on to kill her baby daughter could not be justified, a coroner has said. «BBC News, Feb 15»
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Mamata Banerjee Reduces 'Refusal' Fine for Kolkata Cabbies
Kolkata: With her transport minister in jail in the Saradha case for the last two months, Mamata Banerjee set out on Thursday to solve the problem that had been ... «NDTV, Feb 15»
10
Penalties for DUI testing refusal upheld
The court's decision answered a question asked shortly after North Dakota lawmakers criminalized refusal to submit as part of a broader effort to stiffen the ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jan 15»

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