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Definition 1: the act of rejecting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rejection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his proposals were met with rejection

(rejection is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of rejection ) a curt or disdainful rejection

(... is a kind of rejection ) deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

(... is a kind of rejection ) the act of giving something up

(... is a kind of rejection ) the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

(... is a kind of rejection ) the act of refusing an offer

"the turndown was polite but very firm"

(... is a kind of rejection ) rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

(... is a kind of rejection ) act of removing from office or employment

Definition 2: the speech act of rejecting - [noun denoting communication]

(rejection is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of rejection ) rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

"Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated"

(... is a kind of rejection ) an instance of driving away or warding off

(... is a kind of rejection ) a brief and unsympathetic rejection

"they made short shrift of my request"

Definition 3: (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where rejection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rejection of the transplanted liver

(rejection is a kind of ...) (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

(rejection belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 4: the state of being rejected - [noun denoting state]

(rejection is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

(... is a kind of rejection ) the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

(... is a kind of rejection ) the state of being out of favor

"he is in disfavor with the king"

(... is a kind of rejection ) the state of being excommunicated

(... is a kind of rejection ) rejection by God; the state of being condemned to eternal misery in Hell

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