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1. A rejection.
2. One who has been turned down or rejected.
3. Something that is folded down, as on a garment.
4. A downturn.
Being or capable of being turned or folded down: a turndown collar.
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1. that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down: a turndown collar.
2. an act or instance of being refused or rejected.
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Noun1.turndown - the act of refusing an offerturndown - the act of refusing an offer; "the turndown was polite but very firm"
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
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A turning down of a request:
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