rebuff noun

ADJ. harsh, sharp, stinging | humiliating

VERB + REBUFF meet (sth) with, receive, suffer Her efforts were met with a sharp rebuff. | risk My father was too proud to risk a rebuff, so he simply did not ask her. | expect He avoided speaking to her, expecting a rebuff. | accept | ignore

PREP. (in) a ~ to In a rebuff to the president, Congress voted against the bill. | ~ from She suffered a rebuff from her manager when she raised the matter.