AskDefine | Define dismissal

Dictionary Definition



1 a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial [syn: judgment of dismissal, judgement of dismissal]
2 official notice that you have been fired from your job [syn: dismission, pink slip]
3 permission to go; the sending away of someone
4 the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) [syn: dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of dismissing, or the condition of being dismissed.
  2. A notice of such a dismissal.
  3. The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket.

Extensive Definition

Dismissal may refer to:
Related words, such as "dismissed" could mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abjuration, abjurement, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, adjournment, bounce, breakup, brush-off, cancellation, cashiering, chucking, chucking out, clearance, clearing, cold shoulder, compurgation, conge, contempt, contradiction, cut, deactivation, declination, declining, deconsecration, defrocking, demobilization, denial, deposal, deposition, deprivation, despisal, despising, destigmatization, destigmatizing, detachment, dethronement, diaspora, disapproval, disbandment, disbarment, disbarring, discard, discharge, disclamation, discounting, discrownment, disculpation, disemployment, disenthronement, disintegration, disorganization, disownment, dispersal, dispersion, displacement, displacing, disregard, dissolution, drumming out, end, exception, exclusion, excommunication, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, expulsion, firing, forced resignation, forced separation, forgiveness, furloughing, ignoring, impeachment, kicking upstairs, layoff, liquidation, nonacceptance, nonapproval, nonconsideration, notice, ousting, overthrow, overthrowal, pardon, parole, parting, passing by, pensioning off, pink slip, purgation, purge, purging, putting away, putting out, quietus, quittance, rebuff, recantation, refusal, rejection, release, remission, removal, renouncement, repudiation, repulse, retirement, sack, sacking, scouting, separation, snub, split-up, spurning, superannuation, surplusing, suspension, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate, the sack, throwing out, ticket, turning out, unbinding, unbolting, unbridling, unbuckling, uncaging, unchaining, unchurching, unfettering, unfrocking, ungagging, unhanding, unharnessing, unhobbling, unlashing, unlatching, unleashing, unlocking, unloosing, unmanacling, unmuzzling, unpenning, unseating, unshackling, unstrapping, untethering, untrussing, untying, unyoking, verdict of acquittal, vindication, walking papers
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