Declining someone for a reason besides the primary reason. Like rejecting help for a reason other than the reason that they don't need help. So basically how would I rephrase this sentence: The women thought I declined her offer because of her appearance and the state of the situation however I declined due to not needing help.

The woman thinking "I declined her for reasons not relating to the question" sat melancholic.

  • What is the word for that in your native language? Aug 15, 2020 at 0:39
  • bheja kai mate me na bholu
    – Pranjal
    Aug 15, 2020 at 1:57
  • That looks like six words, Pranjal. Aug 15, 2020 at 2:20
  • ya, but I thought there might be a concise way to say it in English or at least more concise than the sentence I have.
    – Pranjal
    Aug 15, 2020 at 2:36
  • I think you've expressed a complex idea in your question. I wouldn't expect a simple expression to summarize it. The only thing I can of to say is that "she may be hurt because she misunderstood your intentions." Aug 15, 2020 at 2:41


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .