Dissent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈsent|  American pronunciation of the word dissent
Brit.  |dɪˈsent|  British pronunciation of the word dissent
- (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
- a difference of opinion
- the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent (syn: objection, protest)
- withhold assent
Several Republicans dissented
- express opposition through action or words (syn: protest, resist)
dissent to the laws of the country
- be of different opinions (syn: differ, disagree)


The Supreme Court, with two justices dissenting, ruled that the law was constitutional.

...anyone who dissented was encouraged to speak out while they had the chance...

Church leaders permitted no dissent from church teachings.

He did everything in his power to suppress political dissent.

These dissents come from prominent scientists and should not be ignored.

She argued in her dissent that Congress had exceeded its authority.

In his dissent from the majority opinion, Justice Stevens said ...

The minister asked for his dissent to be recorded.

Two justices dissented from the majority opinion.

These voices of dissent grew louder.

the ruthless suppression of political dissent

Few historians would dissent from this view.

There are some dissenting voices (=people who do not agree) among the undergraduates.

he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion

Several Republicans dissented

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dissent
he/she/it: dissents
present participle: dissenting
past tense: dissented
past participle: dissented
singular: dissent
plural: dissents
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