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not employed

Synonyms:

not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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Correct spelling:
refuse
Definition:
refuse entrance or membership; " They turned away hundreds of fans"; " Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Synonyms:

noun
dust
granule, lint, loess, sand, sands, smut, granules, dust bunny, dust bunnies, gilings.
filth
ordure, putridity, rottenness, sleaze, Feculence, sleazes, foul matter, putridities.
garbage
debris, dregs, dross, dump, dunghill, dust, hogwash, junk, litter, muck, offal, remains, residue, rubbish, scraps, scum, sediment, slop, swill, trash, waste, waste matter, Leavings, Rejectamenta, Sweepings.
muck
gook, gooks.
oddment
oddment.
odds and ends
etcetera, novelties, scraps, sundries, Olio, motleys, bits and pieces, miscellaneous paraphernalia, sundry items, this and that.
refuse
decline, defy, deny, food waste, garbage, pass up, reject, resist, scraps, turn away, turn down.
rubbish
litter, trash, Leavings.
waste
chaff, debris, decay, despoilment, detritus, effluent, garbage, junk, leakage, offal, remnant, residue, rubbish, slop, sludge, waste, Dejecta, Filings.
verb
communication
decline, refuse.
deny; say no
beg off, decline, demur, desist, disaccord, disallow, disapprove, dispense with, dissent, dodge, evade, hold back, hold off, hold out, ignore, nix, pass up, protest, rebuff, regret, reject, repel, reprobate, repudiate, shun, spurn, turn away, turn down, withdraw, withhold, brush off, send off, not buy, set aside, give thumbs down to, make excuses, not budge, not budget, not care to, refuse to receive, send regrets, turn deaf ear to, turn from, turn one's back on.
prohibit
ban, bar, block, constrain, control, curb, curtail, deny, disallow, disapprove, disqualify, forbid, inhibit, oppress, outlaw, preclude, prevent, prohibit, reject, restrain, restrict, suppress.
refuse
decline, disagree, disdain, disincline, dismiss, renounce, repudiate, repulse.
reject
throw away, brush off.
stative
refuse, reject, resist.
Examples of usage:
  1. Could she refuse him? – The Living Link by James De Mille
  2. Perhaps she will refuse. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. Am I to understand that you refuse me? – Press Cuttings by George Bernard Shaw
  4. I refuse to tell you all that happened in the next minute or two. – Keeping up with Lizzie by Irving Bacheller
  5. If you had rather I did not think of you as a friend, then you would be right to refuse them. – The Emancipated by George Gissing

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