Insult and criticize

rebuff
(v)
rǝ-BUFF
Meaning

snub; reject someone's attempt to be friendly

1st Sample Sentence

I'm longing to go up and talk to her, but I'm afraid she'll rebuff me.

Mnemonics

re (reject) + buff (bluff) -> you will reject/snub/beat back what a bluff (person who pretends or lies) says!

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