rebuff


rebuff (http://definr.com/rebuff)

     n 1: a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of
          anger or disapproval) [syn: slight]
     2: an instance of driving away or warding off [syn: snub, repulse]
     v 1: reject outright and bluntly [syn: snub, brush off, repel]
     2: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the
        onslaught"; "rebuff the attack" [syn: repel, repulse,
        fight off, drive back]