REFUSE, reject, deny, decline; nill [archaic], turn down [slang], abnegate, negate, negative; refuse -, withhold- ones assent; shake the head; close the -hand, - purse; grudge, begrudge, be slow to, hang fire; pass [at cards].
STAND ALOOF, be deaf to; turn a deaf ear to, turn ones back upon; set ones face against, discountenance, not hear of, have nothing to do with, wash ones hands of, forswear, set aside, cast behind one; not yield an inch (obstinacy) [See Obstinacy].
RESIST, cross; not grant [See Consent]; repel, repulse; shut -, slam- the door in ones face; rebuff; send -back, - to the right about, - away with a flea in the ear [colloq.]; deny oneself, not be at home to; discard (repudiate) [See Rejection]; rescind (revoke) [See Abrogation]; disclaim, protest; dissent [See Dissent].
REFUSING &c. v.; restive, restiff [obs.]; recusant; uncomplying, noncompliant, incompliant, unconsenting; declinatory, uncomplaisant, disclamatory [rare], negatory, protestant; not willing to hear of, deaf to.
REFUSED &c. v.; ungranted, out of the question, not to be thought of, impossible.
NO [See Negation]; on no account, not for the world; no thank you; your humble servant [ironically], bien obligé [F.], not on your life! [U. S.].
One refusal no rebuff.Byron
Tis fine to see them scattering refusals And wild dismay.Julius Cæsar