4. dodge, shirk, avoid; balk, be unwilling, resist, protest, boggle, demur, stickle, scruple. refuse2, n. 1. garbage, rubbish, Dial, culch, waste, Brit, wastrel, discarded matter; offal, carrion, rot, spoil; offscourings, dregs, draff, grounds, remains, leavings, leftovers; scraps, orts, hogwash, swill; remainder, residue, residuum, scum; scoria, dross, recrement, slag.
2. junk, worthless stuff, SI. dreck, trumpery; trash, riffraff, Brit. Dial, raff, litter, chaff; filth, dirt, dust, sweepings; debris, detritus, rubble, stubble, wreckage; fragments, remndnts, fag ends, bits and pieces, odds and ends; castoffs, rags, tatters, castaways, rejects, discards.
-adj. 3. rejected, discarded, cast off, thrown out or away; worthless, useless, good-for-nothing, of no real value, nugatory.
refutation, n. disproof, invalidation, contradiction; negation, denial, disclaimer, confutation, rebuttal; ex-posd, exposure, Inf. show-up. See rebuttal. refute, v. disprove, rebut, contradict, repugn; confute, deny, prove to be false, discredit, belie, give the
lie to, expose. See rebut.
regain, v. 1. get back, recover, make back, win back, reobtain, recoup, retrieve, find; recapture, re-seize, retake, take back; repossess, Law. replevy, Law. replevin, resume, recall, reclaim; reestablish, reinstate. 2. get back to, reach again, return to, reattain. regal, adj. majestic, kingly, princely, royal, lordly, noble, monarchal, monarchial, monarchical, imperial, magisterial, Rare, magistral, sovereign; august, stately, dignified, distingud, distinguished, proud, noble; grand, magnificent, pompous, palatial, splendid, resplendent, marvelous, superb; sublime, elevated, high, lofty, exalted, glorious; awesome, imposing, impressive, striking. regale, v. 1. banquet, treat, fete, take out; give or throw a party for, hold a reception for; honor, do the honors, kill the fatted calf, ring the bell for; toast, salute, drink to, raise or tilt glasses to, celebrate.
2. delight, entertain, amuse, divert; humor, indulge, comfort, flatter; please, gratify, warm the heart of, gladden; captivate, fascinate, interest; entrance, bewitch, transport, enchant, enrapture, charm, becharm.
3. feast, dine, wine, wine and dine, partake; gormandize, gorge, engorge, glut, play a good knife and fork; indulge, cram, stuff, eat one's fill, SI. pig out. regard, v. 1. look, look on or upon, view, see, eye, behold, set or lay eyes on; witness, see with one's own eyes, sight, catch sight of, descry, glimpse, catch or get a glimpse of, spy, espy, Inf. get a load of, take a sidelong look; perceive, discover, detect, discern, find, take in, make out; notice, note, mark, be aware of, be conscious of, take notice of, remark, pay attention to, heed, attend, mind; watch, keep an eye on.
2. consider, contemplate, weigh, think over, turn over in one's mind, give thought to, mull over; ponder, Archaic, perpend, ruminate, cogitate, meditate on, brood over, muse on; deliberate, reflect upon, put one's mind to, give one's attention to, pay attention to, study, pore over, examine; chew over, think about, kick around, tinker with; Inf. take a long, hard look at.
3. esteem, value, appreciate, prize, cherish, hold dear, treasure; honor, revere, reverence, respect, venerate, pay respect to, defer to; admire, think highly of, look up to, hold a high opinion of; like, love, be fond of, hold in affection, adore, care for; commend, speak well of, praise, extol, exalt.
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