What is the opposite of accepted?

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Adjective
(unusual) Opposite of generally approved, believed, or recognized
“It was unusual for them to deny the children some candy during Halloween.”
Adjective
(questionable) Opposite of generally approved, believed, or recognized
“His outburst to a standard question was highly questionable.”
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Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to favor the status quo and averse to change
Adjective
Opposite of unlikely to offend or arouse controversy
“Unlike many of the other panelists, George made for compelling viewing with his many controversial views of the world.”
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
Adjective
Opposite of spoken rather than written
Adjective
Opposite of self-evident or unquestionable
Adjective
Opposite of accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
“I know you think you can do backflips, but the technique is wrong, and you can end up breaking your neck.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressed through or organized in the form of institutions
Adjective
Opposite of accepted as being accurate and authoritative
Adjective
Opposite of denotes permission or approval
“He drew his breath in deeply, holding back a torrent of words he knew were impermissible.”
Adjective
Opposite of very commonly encountered or observed
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
Adjective
Opposite of following the established standards of behavior or manners
“His mother advised that it was inappropriate for him to not wear a morning suit or a lounge suit.”
Adjective
Opposite of accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof
“The TV executives predict a bonanza rating since both boxers are proven crowdpleasers.”
Adjective
Opposite of approved or agreed upon
“A reseller has the right to contest a denied deal.”
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Opposite of having received approval
Adjective
Opposite of accepted or authorized
Adjective
Opposite of frequented or used by travelers
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Opposite of publicly acknowledged to be
“This is a wonderful, whimsical, hand-drawn postcard by an unknown artist from the 1920s.”
Adjective
Opposite of having proved its value or truth
Adjective
Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
“He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.”
Adjective
Opposite of socially acceptable
“I also let him know that lying was a totally unacceptable thing to do.”
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
“Given the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, it was a particularly imprudent thing to say.”
Adjective
Opposite of of root, too deep to remove
Adjective
Opposite of openly acknowledged
Adjective
Opposite of not disguised, plainly visible
Adjective
Opposite of based on correct or acceptable principles of reasoning
“Using classism to associate negative behaviors to the less fortunate is simply an insulting and invalid justification for this behavior.”
Verb
Opposite of to have acknowledged, or conceded, the truth of
“The administration denied all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
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Opposite of to have tolerated
“I must admit that I abhorred your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
Verb
(took one's word) Opposite of to have regarded as right or true
“You always made promises without producing results, which is why your claims were disbelieved.”
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Opposite of to have accepted
“I turned down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
Verb
Opposite of to have accepted or received, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but ultimately failed at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite of to have understood or accepted the validity of
“Due to his penchant for using sarcasm, everyone misunderstood the point he was trying to make.”
Verb
Opposite of to have acted on an opportunity
“He missed many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
Verb
Opposite of to have allowed or had room for
“The school barred any student who failed to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
Verb
(of a job or task) Opposite of past tense for to agree to take responsibility of
“Due to personal reasons, I will have to relinquish any responsibility I have in this project moving forward.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to admit or welcome into a place or a group
“MENSA would snub Frank as a member because he did not meet their intellectual requirements.”
Verb
(of a proposal) Opposite of past tense for to agree or consent to
“Harvey would challenge Rose's suggestion that they should just be friends, and paid the price for it.”
Verb
(of something unpleasant) Opposite of past tense for to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
Interjection
Opposite of an expression of agreement
Fat chance! I'm not going to stand in the same room with someone who just destroyed me.”
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