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3 definitions found
 for Rejected
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reject \Re*ject"\ (r?-j?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rejected; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Rejecting.] [L. rejectus, p. p. of reicere,
     rejicere; pref. re- re- + jacere to throw: cf. F. rejeter,
     formerly also spelt rejecter. See Jet a shooting forth.]
     1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
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              Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the
              Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson
                                                    (More's
                                                    Utopia).
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              Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix.
                                                    4.
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     2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline
        haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
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              That golden scepter which thou didst reject.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
              reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.
                                                    --Hos. iv. 6.
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     3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
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     Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rejected
      adj 1: rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the
             altar" [syn: jilted, rejected, spurned]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "rejected":
     abandoned, belied, cast-off, castaway, confounded, confuted,
     contemned, declined, declined with thanks, deflated, denied,
     derelict, despised, disapproved, discarded, discounted,
     discredited, disdained, dismissed, disowned, disproved, disputed,
     excepted, excluded, exploded, exposed, forsaken, forsworn, ignored,
     impugned, invalidated, jilted, loveless, lovelorn, negated,
     negatived, not considered, outcast, outside the gates,
     outside the pale, overthrown, overturned, punctured, rebuffed,
     refused, refuted, renounced, repudiated, repulsed, scouted,
     shown up, spurned, unbeloved, uncherished, unloved, upset
  
  

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