He gave a firm refusal.
Kare wa danko toshite kotowatta.
he; him; his; boyfriend
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
firm; determined; resolute; conclusive
as (i.e. in the role of); for (i.e. from the viewpoint of); apart from... (used to change the topic); even (e.g. "not even a single person"); thinking that...; trying to...
to refuse; to reject; to dismiss; to turn down; to decline; to inform; to give notice; to tell in advance; to ask leave; to excuse oneself (from)