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Synonyms of 'dismissal'

(noun) 
his dismissal from his post
Synonyms
the sack (informal)
People who make mistakes can be given the sack the same day.
,
removal
His removal from power was illegal.
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discharge
They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
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notice (British)
They predicted that many teachers would be given their notice by the end of next term.
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the boot (slang)
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expulsion (slang)
Her behaviour led to her expulsion from school.
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the push (slang)
Two cabinet ministers also got the push.
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marching orders (informal)
,
kiss-off (slang, mainly US, Canadian)
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the bum's rush (slang, old-fashioned)
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the (old) heave-ho (informal)
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the order of the boot (slang, old-fashioned)
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your books or cards (informal)
(noun) 
the high-handed dismissal of public opinion
Synonyms
rejection
These feelings of rejection and hurt remain.
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refusal
a refusal of planning permission
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rebuff
The results of the poll dealt a humiliating rebuff to Mr Jones.
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knock-back (slang)
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kick in the teeth (slang)
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brushoff (slang)
He told me he'd been given the brush-off.
(noun) 
Synonyms
permission to go
, , , ,
congé
,
freedom to depart

Additional synonyms

in the sense of brushoff
Definition
to reject someone
He told me he'd been given the brush-off.
Synonyms
cut,
go-by (slang),
knock-back (slang),
cold shoulder,
kick in the teeth (slang),
kiss-off (slang, US, Canadian),
bum's rush (slang),
the (old) heave-ho (informal)
in the sense of discharge
Definition
dismissal or release from an office, job, etc.
They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
Synonyms
notice (British),
the boot (slang),
the sack (informal),
the push (slang),
marching orders (informal),
demobilization,
kiss-off (slang, US, Canadian),
the bum's rush (slang, old-fashioned),
the (old) heave-ho (informal),
the order of the boot (slang, old-fashioned),
congé,
your books or cards (informal)
in the sense of expulsion
Definition
the act of expelling or the fact of being expelled
Her behaviour led to her expulsion from school.
Synonyms
extrusion,
expatriation,
debarment,
dislodgment

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