1(of permission, request) denegación feminine(of offer) rechazo masculine(to do sth) negativa feminineyou are allowed two refusals — puedes negarte dos veces
- I was surprised by his refusal of my offer — me sorprendió que no aceptara / que rechazara mi oferta
- his refusal to cooperate — el hecho de que se niegue (or se negara etc.) a cooperar
- our proposal/offer met with a flat refusal — rechazaron de plano nuestra propuesta/oferta
- to give sb first refusal — darle a algn la primera opción (de compra)
- can I have first refusal? — ¿me lo ofrece primero a mí?
- Lex, see what you miss with your stubborn refusal to own a T.V.?
- They also expressed dismay at the Israeli government's continued refusal to restart the peace process.
- Most worrying is the right-leaning media's continual hedging and refusal to accept basic facts.
- Her conversation betrays disappointment, anger, and an outright refusal to be labeled a victim.
- The dispute is over the government's continued refusal to fulfill campaign promises to raise teachers' wages.
- Khan said the Pakistani Government's refusal to grant his wife a visa has traumatised the entire family.
- That's the best weapon we have against these evil people, our flat refusal to allow them to divert us more than momentarily from our daily lives.
- The strike is over management's refusal to solve a long-running land dispute.
- Kerr's refusal to accept their recommendation was met with widespread approval by the Scottish business community.
- One of the weaknesses of the mass storage industry is a stubborn refusal to learn from history.
- The announcement follows recent refusals by two judges to take early retirement despite pressure from the government.
- Today, we see the consequences of the Bush administration's refusal to learn from the past.
- The executive's refusal to accept the committee's decision has caused outrage among Labour backbenchers.
- One explanation can be found in an adamant refusal to relinquish ceremonial practices.
- We need to take seriously their steadfast refusal to admit even their most obvious mistakes.
- Due to professional autonomy, no one can challenge their refusal to abandon this entirely discredited methodology.
- I admire his steadfast refusal to be anyone other than himself.
- What was impressive about her - moving even - was her steadfast refusal to do so.
- The group came forward at the end of last week following news of the players' refusal to accept a 30 per cent wage deferral.
- In the past, refusal to serve in the military could carry prison sentences of up to five years.
- At this level the riders are not timed, but penalties are awarded for faults such as refusal to jump or knocking down a fence.
- It took a lot of concentration to be able to maneuver your horse correctly and get it to jump all 3 jumps without refusals, knockdowns or passing the fence.