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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Reject \Re*ject"\ (r?-j?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rejected; p.
pr. & vb. n. Rejecting.] [L. rejectus, p. p. of reicere,
rejicere; pref. re- re- + jacere to throw: cf. F. rejeter,
formerly also spelt rejecter. See Jet a shooting forth.]
1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the
Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson
Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix.
2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline
haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
That golden scepter which thou didst reject.
Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.
--Hos. iv. 6.
3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the
altar" [syn: jilted, rejected, spurned]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "rejected":
abandoned, belied, cast-off, castaway, confounded, confuted,
contemned, declined, declined with thanks, deflated, denied,
derelict, despised, disapproved, discarded, discounted,
discredited, disdained, dismissed, disowned, disproved, disputed,
excepted, excluded, exploded, exposed, forsaken, forsworn, ignored,
impugned, invalidated, jilted, loveless, lovelorn, negated,
negatived, not considered, outcast, outside the gates,
outside the pale, overthrown, overturned, punctured, rebuffed,
refused, refuted, renounced, repudiated, repulsed, scouted,
shown up, spurned, unbeloved, uncherished, unloved, upset
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