repudiation


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re·pu·di·a·tion

 (rĭ-pyo͞o′dē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
2. The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.

re·pu′di·a′tion·ist n.

re•pu•di•a•tion

(rɪˌpyu diˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of repudiating, or the state of being repudiated.
2. refusal, as by a state, to pay a debt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repudiation - rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalidrepudiation - rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid; "Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated"
rejection - the speech act of rejecting
disclaimer - (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
disowning, disownment - refusal to acknowledge as one's own
2.repudiation - refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities); "the repudiation of the debt by the city"
refusal - the act of refusing
3.repudiation - the exposure of falseness or pretensions; "the debunking of religion has been too successful"
exposure - presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the exposure of his anger was shocking"

repudiation

noun rejection, reversal, abandonment, disowning, desertion, retraction, disavowal, renouncement, abjuration a public repudiation of the conference decision
Translations

repudiation

[rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃən] N
1. (= denial) → rechazo m, negación f
2. (= refusal to recognize) [of debt, treaty] → negativa f a reconocer, desconocimiento m; [of attitude, values, wife, violence] → repudio m

repudiation

n (of person)Verstoßung f; (of authorship, debt, obligation)Nichtanerkennung f; (of accusation, remarks, charge)Zurückweisung f

repudiation

[rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃn] n (frm) → ripudio
References in classic literature ?
His repudiation of this offer was almost shrill enough, in the excess of its surprise and humility, to have penetrated to the ears of Mrs.
One day the gratuitous imports will stop in consequence of the occurrence abroad of revolution and repudiation, fall in the rate of interest, purchase of industries by governments for lump sums, not reinvestable, or what not.
Smooth-it-away whispered some of his wisdom at their elbows, and pointed to a newly-erected temple; but there were these worthy simpletons, making the scene look wild and monstrous, merely by their sturdy repudiation of all part in its business or pleasures.
When I met him afterwards, for the first time for many years, I found to my astonishment that he, who had been a quite tolerably presentable young man, had actually managed by sheer scorn to alter his personal appearance until he had become a sort of walking repudiation of Oxford and all its traditions.
Such were the instruments on which she chiefly relied to sustain her in her repudiation of the Monroe Doctrine and her bold bid for a share in the empire of the New World.
How at variance were they to her recent repudiation of him
But it must have been so--the sight of Rokoff there and the woman's later repudiation of me to the police make it impossible to place any other construction upon her acts.
The repudiation of the Puritan rule by the English people and the Restoration of the Stuart kings in the person of Charles II, in 1660, mark one of the most decisive changes in English life and literature.
Bankruptcy and repudiation are the springboards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.
We therefore look for some other interpretation of our actions, and regard our friends as very unjust when they refuse to be convinced by our repudiation of what we hold to be a calumny.
He had endeavored to pay a compliment with a lie, and the prompt repudiation of the lie served only to increase his hero-worship.
He had easily foreseen that her meek temper would overflow at so scandalous a proposal as repudiation, and he now profited by the tempest, to retire to a place where he was at least safe from any immediate violence on the part of her less excited, but certainly more dangerous husband.