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Strong DenialPlay
Used to firmly reject something, often with determination. SlideHe refused the offer with a shake of his head.
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No NegotiationPlay
Implies a non-negotiable stance when declining something. SlideShe refused to negotiate on the price.
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Polite DisagreementPlay
Can be used politely in social contexts to decline offers. SlideI must refuse your invitation, but thank you.