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Meaning of DISSENT

Pronunciation:  di'sent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
  2. [n]  a difference of opinion
  3. [n]  (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
  4. [v]  withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"
  5. [v]  be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
  6. [v]  fight back, also metaphorically; "His body protested against the harsh training"
 

DISSENT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: objection, protest, protest, resist
 
 Antonyms: accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, concord, concur, hold
 
 See Also: arise, boycott, clash, contradict, contradict, contravene, controvert, demonstrate, demonstration, differ, direct action, disagree, disagreement, dissent, manifestation, march, negate, objection, oppose, rebel, renegade, resistance, rise, rise up, strike, take issue, walk out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*sent"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dissented}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dissenting}.] [L. dissentire, dissentum; dis- +
    sentire to feel, think. See {Sense}.]
    1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary
       sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.
    
             The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice.
                                                   --Hallam.
    
             Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.
                                                   --Addison.
    
    2. (Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to
       doctrines, rites, or government.
    
    3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. --Hooker.
    
    
  2. \Dis*sent"\, n.
    1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to
       adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or
       disagreement.
    
             The dissent of no small number [of peers] is
             frequently recorded.                  --Hallam.
    
    2. (Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially
       that of England; nonconformity.
    
             It is the dissidence of dissent and the
             protestantism of the Protestant religion. --Burke.
    
    3. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality. [Obs.]
    
             The dissent of the metals.            --Bacon.
    
    Syn: Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence;
         nonconformity.
    
    
 
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