1. Collectively, items or material that have been discarded; rubbish, garbage.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. refusal


  1. To decline (a request or demand).
    My request for a pay rise was refused.
    I refuse to listen to this nonsense any more.
  2. To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.
    I asked the star if I could have her autograph, but she refused.
  3. To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the centre, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular alignment when troops are about to engage the enemy.
    to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks
  4. To disown.


  1. Discarded, rejected.

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