from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of rejecting or the state of being rejected.
- n. Something rejected.
- n. Medicine The failure of a recipient's body to accept a transplanted tissue or organ as the result of immunological incompatability; immunological resistance to foreign tissue.
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- n. The act of rejecting.
- n. The state of being rejected.
- n. a blocked shot
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rejecting, of throwing off or away, or of casting off or forsaking; refusal to accept or grant: as, the rejection of what is worthless; the rejection of a request.
- n. plural Objects or parts rejected from a collection, as the coarse and least desirable fibers of a fiber-plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being rejected
- n. the act of rejecting something
- n. (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign
- n. the speech act of rejecting
Sorry, no etymologies found.
They seldom say "no" because they fear disapproval or what they define as rejection.
Implicit in this rejection is the notion that being colonized by the British was a cake walk - cricket, polo, tea parties, and quite walks in the park - rather than some brutal foreign colonial power exploiting anotherforeignland for the benefit of King and Queen, or as Hitler would have said, the fatherland.
When it was rejected later, without the giver there to react, the rejection is a pure expression of right and wrong: clarity.
On Tuesday he provided the first details about one of those brands, called Public, which he described as a rejection of much of his past work.
Even though it eventually ended in rejection, that is probably more time than you would get from most, as you are beginning to see.
While the word "rejection" sounds alarming, it's important to remember that rejection is treatable.
The earliest sign of rejection is a decrease in lung function.
The rejection is the first official FDA feedback on the latest generation of diet drugs.
My favorite rejection is a constant source of encouragement.
And each rejection is met with the same ominous refrain: "If the wind lets you."