Synonyms for refuse

Synonyms for (noun) refuse

Synonyms: scraps, food waste, garbage, refuse

Definition: food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

Similar words: waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

Definition: any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

Usage: they collect the waste once a week; much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers

Synonyms for (verb) refuse

Synonyms: refuse, decline

Definition: show unwillingness towards

Usage: he declined to join the group on a hike

Similar words: respond, react

Definition: show a response or a reaction to something


Synonyms: deny, refuse

Definition: refuse to let have

Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance

Similar words: hold on, keep

Definition: retain possession of

Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married


Synonyms: defy, refuse, resist

Definition: elude, especially in a baffling way

Usage: This behavior defies explanation

Similar words: elude, escape

Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me


Synonyms: refuse, reject, resist

Definition: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

Usage: His body rejected the liver of the donor

Similar words: respond, react

Definition: show a response or a reaction to something