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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt]
    • /verb rɪˈdʒɛkt; noun ˈri dʒɛkt/
    • /rɪˈdʒekt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt]
    • /verb rɪˈdʒɛkt; noun ˈri dʒɛkt/

Definitions of rejected word

  • verb with object rejected to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job. 1
  • verb with object rejected to refuse to grant (a request, demand, etc.). 1
  • verb with object rejected to refuse to accept (someone or something); rebuff: The other children rejected him. The publisher rejected the author's latest novel. 1
  • verb with object rejected to discard as useless or unsatisfactory: The mind rejects painful memories. 1
  • verb with object rejected to cast out or eject; vomit. 1
  • verb with object rejected to cast out or off. 1

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Origin of rejected

First appearance:

before 1485
One of the 25% oldest English words
1485-95; (v.) < Latin rējectus, past participle of rējicere to throw back, equivalent to re- re- + jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix

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Parts of speech for Rejected


rejected popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for rejected

adj rejected

  • abandoned — An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied.
  • by oneselfbe oneself, to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
  • cast away — to throw or hurl; fling: The gambler cast the dice.
  • castoff — thrown away; discarded; abandoned
  • dis-favored — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.

noun rejected

  • inhospitality — lack of hospitality; inhospitable attitude toward or treatment of visitors, guests, etc.
  • lovelorn — being without love; forsaken by one's lover.
  • inhospitableness — The quality of being inhospitable.

verb rejected

  • abjured — Simple past tense and past participle of abjure.
  • abnegated — Simple past tense and past participle of abnegate.
  • abrogated — to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
  • apostatized — Simple past tense and past participle of apostatize.
  • chucked — Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck.

adjective rejected

  • denied — to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.
  • disallowed — Forbidden.
  • disdained — Simple past tense and past participle of disdain.
  • dripper — Agent noun of drip; one who drips.
  • forsaken — past participle of forsake.

Antonyms for rejected

adj rejected

  • alive and kicking — If you say that someone or something is alive and kicking, you are emphasizing not only that they continue to survive, but also that they are very active.
  • all there — having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence
  • flyest — clever; keen; ingenious.
  • goer — a person or thing that goes: We sat in the lobby watching the comers and goers.
  • in the pink — healthy, on good form

verb rejected

  • abetted — to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime.
  • acceded — Simple past tense and past participle of accede.
  • accommodated — to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
  • accorded — to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
  • acknowledged — recognized as being true or existing

adjective rejected

  • carried — Simple past tense and past participle of carry.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely
  • handpicked — Picked by hand; picked or selected with care.

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