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Brush aside   /brəʃ əsˈaɪd/   Listen
Brush aside

verb
1.
Bar from attention or consideration.  Synonyms: brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside.






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"Brush aside" Quotes from Famous Books



... group of Russian and English officers, when a Russian officer of the highest position observed, "You English have the queerest notion of national prestige of all the countries I have been so far acquainted with. Any ordinary Russian, Kirghis, Tartar, or Mongolian officer seeing a French captain brush aside the representatives and generals of another state would instantly decide that he only did so not because of want of politeness, which one-half the world does not understand, but because the nation to which he belongs was so great and powerful there was no need to be deferential to any of ...
— With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia • John Ward

... the Necrophori, when June approaches, become odious to look upon. A layer of parasites envelops them; insinuating itself into the joints, it forms an almost continuous crust. The insect presents a misshapen appearance under this overcoat of vermin, which my hair-pencil can hardly brush aside. Driven off the belly, the horde runs round the sufferer, perches on his back and ...
— The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles • Jean Henri Fabre



Words linked to "Brush aside" :   scoff, push aside, discredit, slight, turn a blind eye, pass off, shrug off, disoblige, laugh away, laugh off, flout, cold-shoulder, reject, dismiss



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