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Refusals and the act of refusing - thesaurus

Synonyms

refusal

noun

the act of refusing to do something

silence

noun

the refusal to talk about something or to provide information

denial

noun

the refusal to let someone have or do something

veto

noun

an official refusal to approve or allow something

ban

noun

an official statement ordering people not to do, sell, or use something

rejection

noun

a refusal to accept, approve, or support something

dismissal

noun

a refusal to accept that something might be true or important

resistance

noun

refusal to accept something new such as a plan, idea, or change

denial

noun

in psychology, a refusal to accept the unpleasant truth about a situation or admit what you are feeling

pushback

noun

resistance to a change that has been introduced

no-platforming

noun

British a policy of refusing to allow people or groups whose views are regarded as unacceptable to speak at a debate or meeting

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challenge

noun

a refusal to accept someone’s authority

interdiction

noun

mainly Americanformal the action of preventing someone or something from going or being taken somewhere

knockback

noun

Britishinformal a refusal to accept someone or something

nonacceptance

noun

the act of refusing to accept something such as a contract

prohibition

noun

the action of officially preventing something from being done

rebuttal

noun

formal a refusal to accept that something is true

refusal

noun

the act of refusing to accept something that someone offers you

refusal

noun

the act of refusing to let someone have or do something

revolt

noun

a refusal to accept something such as a law or a decision

short shrift

a firm and immediate refusal to do something, give something, or deal with something in a sympathetic way

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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