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Definition of Refusal

Refusal

  1. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance.
  2. The right of taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; as, to give one the refusal of a farm; to have the refusal of an employment.

Refusal Quotations

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Thomas S. Monson

Elegance is refusal.
Coco Chanel

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
Bayard Rustin

America is the only developed nation that has a 2,000-mile border with a developing nation, and the government's refusal to control that border is why there are an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona and why the nation, sensibly insisting on first things first, resists 'comprehensive' immigration reform.
George Will

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.
Reinhold Niebuhr
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Refusal Translations

refusal in Afrikaans is weiering, bedanking
refusal in Dutch is weigering, afwijzing
refusal in French is refus, refus
refusal in German is Weigerung, Ablehnung {f}
refusal in Italian is rifiuto, rifiuto, rifiuto
refusal in Portuguese is recusa
refusal in Spanish is repulsa, negativa, repudio
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