how to pronounce rebuff


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rebuff is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rebuff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of rebuff


  1. A sudden resistance or refusal. He was surprised by her quick rebuff to his proposal.
  2. Repercussion, or beating back.


  1. To buff again.
  2. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.

rebuff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rebuff occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rebuff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rebuff can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to rebuff


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