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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of protesting; A difference of opinion; (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority v. - Withhold assent; Be of different opinions; Express opposition through action or words.

Usage examples (37)
  • In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
  • dissent to the laws of the country
  • ROBERTSON: He describes what he calls a dissent into civil war.
  • Your dissent is admitedly based on what you fear people might do. for more
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  • A "decent" (respectable, honest) person with a "descent" (lineage or ancestry) from a good family will "dissent" (disagree) from mob rule, for fear the situation will "descend" (to move to a lower place) into chaos.
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