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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


Antonymsacceptance

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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