1 from a job
automatic, immediate, instant (esp. BrE), summary

His attack on the manager led to his instant dismissal.

constructive (BrE), unfair, wrongful

She won her claim for constructive dismissal because she had been pressured into resigning.

an employee claim for unfair dismissal

lead to
call for

Crash victims are calling for the dismissal of the bus driver.

be faced with, be threatened with, face, risk

They were warned that they risked dismissal if the strike continued.


These mistakes were not nearly serious enough to warrant his dismissal.

appeal (AmE), appeal against (BrE), claim

Cooke, who was with the firm 30 years, claims unfair dismissal.

uphold (esp. AmE)

The court upheld the dismissal.

dismissal for

his dismissal for poor performance

dismissal on the grounds of

She is now faced with dismissal on the grounds of misconduct.

grounds for dismissal, reason for dismissal
2 refusing to consider sth
arrogant, casual, cavalier (esp. AmE), easy
abrupt, curt, offhand
outright, wholesale

His wholesale dismissal of women composers is indefensible.

dismissal of

his callous dismissal of her father's illness

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