Objection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əbˈdʒekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word objection
Brit.  |əbˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word objection


- the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest (syn: expostulation, remonstrance)
- the speech act of objecting
- the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent (syn: dissent, protest)
- (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality


My main objection is that some people will have to pay more than others.

He said he had no objection to the plan.

The judge overruled their objection.

The main objection to the plan was that it would cost too much.

Her objection was that he was too young.

Lawyers raised no objections to the plan.

Normally he would have no objection to the whole world knowing his business.

Local residents raised strong objections to the building application.

He had moral objections to killing animals for food.

The bill was passed over the objections of many Democrats.

We have no objections to your going.

The senator angrily voiced his objection to the bill.

...a clamorous objection to the play that the students have chosen to put on this year...

The judge overruled the objection.

...raised one final, piddling objection to the plan...

Word forms

singular: objection
plural: objections
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