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noun rejection pronunciation in American English /rɪˈdʒekʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a refusal to accept, approve, or support something
    Their rejection of the peace plan raises the threat of a more general war.
    Approval or rejection of the project is up to the Italian cultural affairs minister.
    an outright rejection of authority
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a refusal to show someone the love or kindness that they need or expect
    Fear of rejection prevents many people from forming close relationships.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the feeling that someone does not love or want you
      Many of the counselors have themselves experienced failure and rejection as children.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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