1. nonacceptance, turndown, rejection

usage: the act of refusing an offer; "the turndown was polite but very firm"


1. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline

usage: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

2. reject, turn down, turn away, refuse

usage: refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

3. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down, refuse, decline

usage: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

4. turn down, worsen, decline

usage: take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

5. turn down, lower, lour, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"

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