What is the opposite of acceptance?

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Noun
Opposite of the process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable
“He dealt with the rejection amicably and sought feedback on what he could have done better.”
Noun
Opposite of a compliance with a rule, decision or command
“The regulatory body has reprimanded him for his incessant defiance of the rules.”
Noun
Opposite of an agreement with or belief in an idea or explanation
“While some are convinced by UFO sightings, many are still in doubt about their true existence.”
Noun
Opposite of a willingness to tolerate a difficult situation
“The candidate's speech included a fierce condemnation of social injustice.”
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Opposite of an legal or formal agreeing to the action, proposals, or terms of another
“Once you sign this document, it will formalize your cancellation of this service.”
Noun
Opposite of an affirmative reply
“Her refusal to date Ian was perplexing to their group of friends who strongly believed that they were compatible.”
Noun
(dismissal) Opposite of the act of taking or receiving something
“Sarah's dismissal of a promotion puzzle many of her colleagues.”
Noun
(giving) Opposite of the act of taking or receiving something
“Her kindness was highlighted with a simple act of giving to the poor.”
Noun
Opposite of acknowledgement of the existence, validity, or legality of something
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Opposite of an instance or manner of greeting someone
“His family gave him an emotional farewell before he boarded the plane.”
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Opposite of the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them
Noun
Opposite of the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint
Noun
Opposite of authorization or consent
“The prohibition on smoking within the premises still stands.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case
Noun
Opposite of the act of postulating or something postulated
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted
Noun
Opposite of the action or fact of complying with a wish or command
Noun
Opposite of the act of making a previously illegal activity no longer treatable as a criminal offence
Noun
Opposite of harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling
“There is a disagreement between us concerning the attitude towards power that we on the opposition party should adopt.”
Noun
Opposite of a position of agreement or confirmation
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic of being open-minded
Noun
Opposite of the fact or condition of being common, prevalent, or in the majority
Noun
Opposite of the quality or condition of being responsive or reactive
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