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English noun: rejection

1. rejection (act) the act of rejecting something

SamplesHis proposals were met with rejection.

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)abandonment, avoidance, banishment, brush-off, desertion, displacement, dodging, forgoing, forsaking, forswearing, nonacceptance, proscription, renunciation, shunning, turndown, turning away

2. rejection (state) the state of being rejected

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

Narrower (hyponym)apostasy, censure, defection, disfavor, disfavour, exclusion, excommunication, renunciation, reprobation


3. rejection (phenomenon) (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign

SamplesRejection of the transplanted liver.

Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

4. rejection (communication) the speech act of rejecting

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)rebuff, renunciation, repudiation, repulse, short shrift, snub, summary treatment

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