Definition of 'refusal'
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Getting a refusal gives you a right of appeal and issues to address. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And it was their resilience and refusal to give an inch that won the day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At one point, the family sold the mill and dam only to buy it back under a right of first refusal. Smithsonian Mag (2017)You can become your own worst enemy with that stubborn refusal to accept the inevitable. The Sun (2011)All such requests must be considered by the employer and a reason given for any refusal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Please do not redeem this voucher against any other product as refusal to accept may cause embarrassment. The Sun (2013) Initial refusal of a claim can lead to a lengthy and expensive review and appeal process. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Which means her only connection with the countryside is her refusal to take part in it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her determination and refusal to take no for an answer is admirable. The Sun (2015)Would he have given them first refusal? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We wonder if they also regret their stubborn refusal to compromise. The Sun (2016)Please do not attempt to exchange this coupon for another product as refusal may cause embarrassment. The Sun (2014)Do not attempt to exchange this voucher for another product as refusal to accept may cause embarrassment. The Sun (2013)Whether the property qualifies for the right of first refusal can sometimes be quite tricky to work out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The thing that could easily be changed is the stubborn refusal to let technology play a part for referees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His deportation was put on hold as he launched a judicial review against the refusal of his initial asylum claim. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And that's why so many songwriters like to give her first refusal on their songs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's all part of the refusal to face reality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The issue you face here seems totally behavioural: a stubborn refusal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I would write to the insurer again asking it to reconsider its initial refusal. The Sun (2015)It's about hard work and guts and determination and a refusal to give up when things look bad. The Sun (2012)Although we may want these things, the simple act of refusal gives us a tiny morsel of subjectivity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But yesterday was a day when he no doubt found himself cursing his former team's refusal to give in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Companies that trampled over shareholders' right of first refusal over new stock would do so at their peril, they muttered darkly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They have been rewarded by a flat refusal on the part of the US and Europe to honour the deals. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)
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Translations for 'refusal'
British English: refusal /rɪˈfjuːzl/ NOUN
A refusal is the fact of firmly saying or showing that you will not do, allow, or accept something.
...his stubborn refusal to agree to any settlement.
- American English: refusal
- Arabic: رَفْض
- Brazilian Portuguese: recusa
- Chinese: 拒绝
- Croatian: odbijanje
- Czech: odmítnutí
- Danish: afslag
- Dutch: weigering
- European Spanish: negativa
- Finnish: kieltäytyminen
- French: refus
- German: Ablehnung
- Greek: άρνηση
- Italian: rifiuto negazione
- Japanese: 拒否
- Korean: 거절
- Norwegian: avslag
- Polish: odmowa
- European Portuguese: recusa
- Romanian: refuz
- Russian: отказ
- Spanish: negativa negación
- Swedish: vägran
- Thai: การปฏิเสธ
- Turkish: ret
- Ukrainian: відмова
- Vietnamese: sự từ chối
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