rejection Definition

  • 1the act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something
  • 2the feeling of being unwanted or unloved

Using rejection: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rejection" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    His manuscript was met with rejection from several publishers.

  • Example

    She felt a sense of rejection after her friends excluded her from their plans.

  • Example

    The company's rejection of the proposal was disappointing.

rejection Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with rejection

  • anxiety or apprehension caused by the possibility of being rejected or excluded


    His fear of rejection prevented him from asking her out.

  • a written communication that informs someone that their application, proposal, or submission has been declined


    He received a rejection letter from the university.

  • a phone number that can be given to unwanted suitors or acquaintances as a way of rejecting them without confrontation


    She gave him the rejection hotline number instead of her real one.


Summary: rejection in Brief

Rejection [rɪˈdʒɛkʃən] is the act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something. It can also refer to the feeling of being unwanted or unloved. Examples include manuscript rejections, social exclusion, and proposal denials. Phrases include 'fear of rejection,' 'rejection letter,' and 'rejection hotline.'

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