What does Refusal on the Consular Electronic Application website mean?

My husband went for his visa interview February 28. They asked for my 2017 tax information. We turned it in. At first it said administrative processing now it says refused. What does this mean?

“Refused” can unfortunately be interpreted only in one way, there is no hidden language here. However you will get a chance to re-apply with a chance of success depending on the visa category you are in.