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rejection

 
Noun rejection has 4 senses
  1. rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
    --1 is a kind of
    act, human action, human activity
    --1 has particulars:
     brush-off; avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging; abandonment, forsaking, desertion; renunciation, forgoing, forswearing; nonacceptance, turndown; banishment, proscription; displacement
    Derived forms: verb reject2, verb reject3, verb reject1
  2. rejection - the state of being rejected
    --2 is a kind of
    situation, state of affairs
    Antonyms: acceptance
    --2 has particulars:
     apostasy, renunciation, defection; disfavor, disfavour; excommunication, exclusion, censure; reprobation
  3. rejection - (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign; "rejection of the transplanted liver"
    --3 is a kind of
    organic phenomenon
  4. rejection - the speech act of rejecting
    --4 is a kind of
    speech act
    --4 has particulars:
     repudiation, renunciation; rebuff, snub, repulse; short shrift, summary treatment
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