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dissent

noun (n)

  • (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion.
    source: wordnet30
  • a difference of opinion (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent (noun.act)
    Synonym: objection, protest
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • withhold assent (verb.communication)
    Antonym: accede, acquiesce, assent
    Example:
    Several Republicans dissented.
    source: wordnet30
  • express opposition through action or words (verb.social)
    Synonym: protest, resist
    Example:
    Dissent to the laws of the country.
    source: wordnet30
  • be of different opinions (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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