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UK [rɪˈdʒekʃ(ə)n] / US noun
Word forms "rejection":
singular rejection plural rejections
1) [countable/uncountable] a refusal to accept, approve, or support something

Their rejection of the peace plan raises the threat of a more general war.

Approval or rejection of the project is up to the Italian cultural affairs minister.

an outright rejection of authority

2)
a) [countable/uncountable] a refusal to show someone the love or kindness that they need or expect

Fear of rejection prevents many people from forming close relationships.

b) [uncountable] the feeling that someone does not love or want you

Many of the counsellors have themselves experienced failure and rejection as children.

3)
a) [countable/uncountable] a refusal to accept someone for a job or course of study
b) [countable] a letter that tells you that you have not got a job or a place on a course of study
4) [countable/uncountable] medical the failure of someone's body to accept a new organ in a transplant operation

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