Rebuffed the attack.
When someone asks you on a date and you turn them down by telling them you don't like the way they dress, this is an example of a time when you rebuff.
A rebuff to his ambitions.
Rebuff a person making advances; rebuff a request.
Origin of rebuff
- From obsolete French rebuffer to reject from Italian ribuffare from ribuffo reprimand ri- back (from Latin re- re–) buffo gust, puff (of imitative origin)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition