refuse [-d] v

Fr. < popular L. refūsum; see refund, v.

  1. Deny; reject; say no; decline a request; answer in the negative; decide not to grant an appeal.
  2. Decline; be unwilling; be averse; be loath; be adamantly opposed.
  3. Decline to answer; refrain from yielding.

refuse n

see refuse, v.

  1. Garbage; junk; trash; rubbish; debris; litter; useless items; [fig.] unimportant details; trivial aspects of memories.