Synonyms of refuse in English

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refuse1


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verb

1‘he refused their invitation to lunch’

SYNONYMS
decline, turn down, say no to
reject, spurn, scorn, rebuff, disdain, repudiate, dismiss, repulse
shake one's head, send one's regrets
balk at, demur at, protest at, jib at, draw the line at
informal pass up
British informal knock back
ANTONYMS

accept

2‘the Council refused planning permission’

SYNONYMS
withhold, not grant, disapprove, deny, discountenance
informal give the thumbs down to
ANTONYMS

grant


Synonyms of refuse in English

: refuse1refuse2

refuse2


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noun

1‘dogs nosed around in piles of refuse’

SYNONYMS
rubbish, waste, debris, litter, garbage, discarded matter, detritus, dross, landfill, scrap, rubble, slag, spoilage, sullage, sewage, slop
dregs, lees, leavings, leftovers, sweepings
North American trash
Australian, New Zealand mullock
informal dreck, junk
British informal gash
debitage
rare draff, raffle, raff